FC Noreste Argentino 0-6-0 Locomotives in Argentina

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 3728)

Data provided by Carlos Alberto Fern+ndez Priotti in Bryan Attewell ([] Steam Locomotive simulator program (April 2000). See also Titre Exposition universelle internationale de 1889 a Paris. Rapports du jury internationale. Auteur - Volume France. Ministere du Commerce, de l'industrie. Picard, Alfred, ed. Volume Groupe VI - -Outillage et precedes des industries mecaniques. Electricite (5e partie) Classes 60 a 63. Rapport sur le materiel des chemins de fer; tables beginning on p. 183 ([] (accessed 1 September 2005).

Deliveries came over two years (1888-1889). A Spanish-language site -- [] -- gives a rather complete list of dimensions. [] (visited 3 August 2005) is another source.

Author Diego Martin Robles notes that many changes were made to these engines, in particular the addition of a Belpaire firebox and, in some cases, a pony truck forward, which turned the locomotive into a Mogul (2-6-0); see Locobase 13539. These were sturdy and reliable and consequently worked into the 1970s.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID3728
RailroadFC Noreste Argentino (FCNEA)
Number in Class32
Road Numbers
Number Built32
BuilderNeilson & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)12.07 / 3.68
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)22,960 / 10,414
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)73,916 / 33,528
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)73,916 / 33,528
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)43,903 / 19,914
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)117,819 / 53,442
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1663 / 6.30
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)5 / 5
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)41 / 20.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)48 / 1219
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)140 / 9.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)14" x 22" / 356x559
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)10,690 / 4848.91
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 6.91
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)145 - 1.732" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)10.42 / 3.18
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)63 / 5.85
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)13.20 / 1.23
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)761 / 70.70
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)761 / 70.70
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume194.15
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1848
Same as above plus superheater percentage1848
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area8820
Power L13075
Power MT275.15

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