C10 8

Oigawa Railway Company
1930 - 1986 (JNR 1930-1963) Restored : Mar 1987

C10_8 on the Oigawa Railway.
during Apr 2010.
(Photo credit to Nick Morgan)

C10_8 was manufactured at the Kawasaki Sharyo Co. and its manufactured number was 1363, on the 1st of July 1930, and it was first deployed to the Shinkoiwa depot in Tokyo.
Afterward, she was active mainly in the Tohoku area. After WW2, she was moved to Aizu-Wakamatsu depot and was active on the Aizu line.

She was retired on the 31st of March 1962 and was sold to Rasa Industries Ltd in Miyako, Iwate prefecture, during March 1962 from the Aizu-Wakamatsu depot.
After being sold, C10_8 was active for switching operations at the Miyako Rasa yard.
C10_8 was retired from Rasa Co. during November 1986, but the company kept the engine in it's own depot.
During March of 1987, Miyako city obtained a C10_8 from Rasa Co., and after restoring it, it was used as a steam train. This train was named "Shiokaze (Sea-Wind)". "Shiokaze" saw service from Miyako city between July 1987 and January 1990 on the Miyako sea-side line.

After the closing of service, Miyako city looked for the placement of the C10_8 and it was accepted by the Oigawa Railway Co. during 1994.
She was moved to Oigawa Railway Co., and started regular service from the 14th of October 1997.

C10_8 Aizu-Wakamatu depot, during Mar 1960.
(Photo credit to S.Sumino)
The photo shows the engine C10_8, during Aizu-Wakamatsu working days.

During the 1960s, the largest eight numbers (No.2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 21 and 22) of C10s were concentrated at the Aizu-Wakamatsu depot. They were active on the Aizu-Kawaguchi line (currently Tadami line) and Aizu-Takinohara line (currently Aizu Railway Co.) with mixed trains. However, the next year of 1961, C10 decreased to only two (No. 4 and 8) engines, and both engines were retired by March of 1962.

Biographic Data Chart

Date Location Application
Jul 1930 Kawasaki Syaryo Co. Manufacture
Aug 1930 Omiya Deployment
Sep 1932 Takasaki Transferred
Nov 1934 Oku Service
Jul 1935 Tabata Service
Aug 1935 Osaka? Service
Oct 1937 Sendai Transferred
Jan 1944 Ominato Service
Date Location Application
1949 Morioka Service
1949 Aizu-Wakamatsu Transferred
31 Mar 1962 JNR, AizuWakamatsu Deregistered
Apr 1962 Rasa Industries Sold
Nov 1986 Rasa Industries Retired
Mar 1987 Miyako city Transferred
24 Apr 1994 Oigawa Railway Transferred
14 Oct 1997 Oigawa Railway Restored

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