Provincial Railways of Buenos Aires 4-4-0 Locomotives in Argentina


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 14 (Locobase 3734)

Data provided by Carlos Alberto Fern+ndez Priotti in Bryan Attewell ([] Steam Locomotive simulator program (April 2000). See also DeGolyer, Volume 14, p. 253; and "Railroad Progress in the Argentine", National Car and Locomotive Builder, Volume 23, No 6 (June 1892), p. 89. Works numbers were 9854, 9856, 9872, 9879-9886 in March 1889.

Railway was later renamed FC Oeste de Buenos Aires.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class14
Locobase ID3734
RailroadProvincial Railways of Buenos Aires
CountryArgentina
Whyte4-4-0
Number in Class10
Road Numbers95-104
Gauge5'6"
Number Built10
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Year1889
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)60,704 / 27,535
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2300 / 8.71
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)5 / 5
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)51 / 25.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)72 / 1829
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17.5" x 24" / 445x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)11,280 / 5116.53
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.38
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)204 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)10.75 / 3.28
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)115 / 10.68
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)17.90 / 1.66
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1282 / 119.10
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1282 / 119.10
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume191.88
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2327
Same as above plus superheater percentage2327
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area14,950
Power L14336
Power MT314.95

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