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Korean National RR

Joseon Chongdokbu Cheoldoguk

SOLEE-2 2-8-0

The first group of Consolidations, Class 1, were built by Baldwin in 1904 as 101 thru 106. They were later renumbered 1001 thru 1006, and then in the 1938 they became 1 thru 6 of Class CS-1, according to Peter Clark. James Heffner shows all 6 going to South Korea in the 1947 partition. I never saw or heard of any of these locomotives while I was there.

The second group of Consolidation, Class 2, were sent to Korea in 1947. There were 100 of the World War II USArmy S160 locomotives which were numbered 1 thru 100. In addition, there was a World War I Pershing which was numbered 101. It had been built by Baldwin in 1917. It was later renumbered 765 in honor of the shop battalion at Pusan, where it served as a shop goat. Later it was renumbered back to 101 and sent to the National Railway Museum at Green Bay, WI, by the Korean government in 1959.

These locomotives were not popular with the Koreans since they were right hand locomotives on a left hand railroad. The only other right hand locomotives were the PC-1s. They spent most of their time in yard service and on some short local runs. I was able to get a small amount of roster data from the locomotives and include it here.

CS2-5.

CS2-10.

CS2-13.

CS2-17.

CS2-25.

CS2-29 was built by Baldwin in 1943 as U S Army 2326.

CS2-30 was built by Baldwin in 1943.

CS2-31 was built by Baldwin in 1943 as U S Army 2339.

CS2-39.  The firebox crown sheet collapsed.

CS2-40.

CS2-41 was built by Lima in 1943 as U S Army 2571.

CS2-48 was built by Baldwin in 1943.

CS2-51 was built by Alco in August 1943 as U S Army 2863.

CS2-52 was built built by Alco in 1943 as U S Army 2885.

CS2-63.

CS2-66.

CS2-74 was built by Lima in 1945 as U S Army 5155.

CS2-75.

CS2-77 was built by Lima in 1945 as U S Army 5169.

CS2-79 was built by Lima in 1945 as U S Army 5172.

CS2-82.

CS2-83 was built by Lima in 1944 as U S Army 5714.

CS2-84.

CS2-85 was built by Lima in 1945 as U S Army 5855.

CS2-86 was built by Lima in 1945 as U S Army 5856.

CS2-93 was built by Baldwin in January 1945 as U S Army 6068.

CS2-95 was built by Baldwin in January 1945 as U S Army 6062.

CS2-96 was built by Baldwin in January 1945 as U S Army 6063.

CS2-100.

CS2-101 was built by Baldwin in May 1918, #48714, as U S Army 8341.  It was renumbered 6779 and became KNR CS2-101 in 1946.  It was painted in the 1950s for U S Army 765 in honor of the shop battalion in Pusan.  It was given from Korea to the museum at Green Bay, WI, in 1959.

 

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