FC Central Argentino 0-6-2 Locomotives in Argentina

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class S5 (Locobase 3706)

Data provided by Carlos Alberto Fernández Priotti in Bryan Attewell ([] Steam Locomotive simulator program (April 2000).

Based on the S.4 0-6-0T, but fitted with a superheater and a trailing truck. Built 1928-1930 by North British and Robert Stephenson.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID3706
RailroadFC Central Argentino (FCCA)
Number in Class50
Road Numbers550-599
Number Built50
Valve Gear
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)114,576 / 51,971
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1000 / 3.79
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 1.80 / 2
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)64 / 32
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)49 / 1245
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)204.50 / 14.10
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17" x 24" / 432x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)24,605 / 11160.65
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.66
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)10.42 / 3.18
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)14.40 / 1.34
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)725 / 67.38
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)165 / 15.33
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)890 / 82.71
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume114.99
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2945
Same as above plus superheater percentage3504
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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