FC Oeste de Buenos Aires 2-6-0 Locomotives in Argentina

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class E (Locobase 3731)

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

Delivered to the FCO over a 2-year period (1898-1899). Specs suggest an under-cylindered locomotive and low-calorie coal.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID3731
RailroadFC Oeste de Buenos Aires
Number in Class6
Road Numbers21-26
Number Built6
BuilderDubs & Co
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)94,752 / 42,979
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2992 / 11.33
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 4.70 / 4
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)53 / 26.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)67 / 1702
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)162.40 / 11.20
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18" x 24" / 457x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)16,021 / 7267.01
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.91
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)10.50 / 3.20
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)34.30 / 3.19
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1339 / 124.44
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1339 / 124.44
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume189.43
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5570
Same as above plus superheater percentage5570
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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