Working Condition
1914 - 1972
8630 was manufactured at the Kisya Seizo Co. manufactured No. 129 during 1914, and was active mainly in the Kanto area.
When she left from the Kanto area, her primary operation was yard work in Mito, Taira area. And lastly, 8630 pulled Mito-Taira's "Good-bye to Steam loco" train between Mito and Takahagi during Mar 1970, together with the double headed D51_946.
It was moved from Taira depot to Hirosaki depot during 1970, and was active on the Gono line until moved to Umekoji.

After it moved to Umekoji, 8630 was retired from main line operation in March 1979, after that it's operation was limited to the museum yard up to the present time.

No. 8630 was chosen for the reason, that it had the earliest number in class 8620 during 1972. Early model of class 8620s other than the 8630 were almost all retired by 1965.

Consult please Class 8620

Biographic Data Chart

Date Depot Application
Jun 1914 Kisya Seizo Co. Manufacture
Jul 1914 Omiya
Dec 1926 Chiba Transferred
May 1930 Narita Transferred
Apr 1934 Awa Hojyo Transferred
May 1939 Hitachi Daigo Transferred
Dec 1952 Taira
Date Depot Application
Sep 1967 Mito Transferred
Oct 1968 Taira Transferred
Mar 1970 Hirosaki Transferred
14 Sep 1972 Umekoji Transferred
28 Mar 1979 JNR, Umekoji Deregistered
1979 Umekoji Museum Assigned

Mukai-Noshiro, Gono line

Noshiro, Gono line


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