C55-1 was manufactured at the Kawasaki Rolling Stock Manufacturing Co.,
it's manufactured number was 1538 during 1934, and it was active in Hokkaido after WW2
C55-1 spent a long period of time in cold Hokkaido in northern Japan.
As a result, C55-1 was remodeled and formatted for a colder environment .....
For example, the cab was replaced with a Sealed-type in contrast to the Open-cab type.
It also had Icicle-protection ... for example when a train went into a tunnel, it had icicle protection.
This protection consisted of a net, and was set on the smoke-deflector in front of the steam-dome .....
it can still be seen at Umekoji on the C55-1's body.
Finally, C55-1 was moved to Asahikawa depot during 1969, and was active on the Soya line.
C55-1 pulled an express train called " Rishiri " (named after a beautiful Hokkaido mountain) until the summer of 1971.
After it was moved to Umekoji, C55-1 was dropped as a restored engine on the 28th of March 1979.
It is now only exihibited at Umekoji.
Consult please Class C55