Originally just given a number -304- the Harbin Locomotive Operations Office named this loco "Mao Zedong" in October 1946 with the blessing of the PRC Central Government.
Who was Mao Zedong (1893-1976)?
Co-founder of China's Communist Party and party leader since the "Long March" (1934-36). First President and Chairman of the People's Republic of China appointed at its foundation on October 1, 1949.
Built: 1941 in Japan
Type: Jiefang 1 (JF1)
Power: Steam Locomotive
Length: 23.75 meters
Top Speed: 80 km/hour
Retired: January 1977 from Fentai by the Locomotive Operations Office of Beijing Railway Bureau