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Korean National RR
Joseon Chongdokbu Cheoldoguk
These were the heaviest locomotives in Korea. They were rated as weighing 201 tons, while the 4-8-2s were rated at 200 tons. Peter Clark shows them as having been built as follows: 1 and 2 by Keijo in 1939, 3 thru 19 by Kawasaki in 1940 and 1941, and 20 thru 25 were built in 1942 and 1943. Of all the Pacifics, James Heffner shows that 73 went to South Korea and 68 to North Korea at the time of the division. It could be assumed that the 25 PC5s were probably split evenly.
PC5-1 was built by Keijo in 1939. The locomotives were built with skyline casings. It is somewhat apparent when you look at the shape of the sand dome on 1.
PC5-2 was built by Keijo in 1939. This late afternoon shot features the shadow of the photographer plus Charlie Ward and Bob Townley.
PC5-3 was built by Kawasaki in 1940.
PC5-4 was built by Kawasaki in 1940. Note the remnant of a stripe on the tender.
PC5-5 was built by Kawasaki in 1940. My pride and joy was Passee Oh Oh, which we semi streamlined shortly before I came home. The band is white edged in red. Oh yes, Oh is 5 in Korean.
PC5-11 was built by Kawasaki in 1940.
PC5-12 was built by Kawasaki in 1940. The skyline casing can be seen along with a stripe on the tender like on 4.
PC5-16 was built by Kawasaki in 1941.
PC5-19 was built by Kawasaki in 1941.
PC5-20 was built by Kawasaki in 1941.
PC5-21 was built by Kawasaki in 1941.
PC5-23 was built by Kawasaki in 1942, #2649. It is at the KNR Museum.
PC5-24 was built by Kawasaki in 1942.
PC5-26 was built by Kawasaki in 1943.
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