C11_190 was manufactured at the Kawasaki Sharyo Co. serial No. 2361, on the 11th of September 1940,
and was active mainly in the Tohoku area.|
During October 1950, she was moved to Kumamoto depot in Kyushu.
Afterward, C11_190 worked mainly in the Kumamoto area as a local train with yard switching responsibilities,
but was retired on the 12th of June 1974.
After retirement, C11_190 was preserved by Yatsushiro city from an individuals monetary support.
(According to a document which I had in those days, C11_190 was transferred to the Osaka Kyoei Kogyo Co.)
During 2002, C11_190 was donated from this individual to the Oigawa Railway Co.
After restoration at Oigawa, C11_190 was returned to regular steam train service from the 19th of July 2003.