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Chinese KF1 4-8-4

Discussion in 'National Railway Museum' started by huochemi, May 31, 2010.

  1. huochemi

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    Anthony, I wonder if you could mention to your colleagues who run the NRM website that the above is a KF1, not a KF7? Calling it a KF7 is like calling Mallard an A22 class, 7 just happens to be its number. KF = confederation (the repatriated S160 was a Chinese KD6, KD = consolidation). These were the only 4-8-4 locos in China so there was no need to have suffixes appended to the KF, and arguably even the 1 is unnecessary although KF1 seems to have been the official CNR designation. Its sister KF1 006 in Beijing Railway Museum bears the number KF1 006.

    Kind regards
    Robin J Gibbons
    Hong Kong
    webmaster: railwaysofchina.com
    list of Chinese preserved locos at http://www.railwaysofchina.com/preserved.htm
     

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