Austral Engineering Supply Company 0-4-0 Locomotives in Australia

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Burra (Locobase 20483)

Data from the Tyne and Wear Archives at [], last accessed 4 November 2018; and supplied in a 23 July 2020 email from Teemu Koivumaki. Works number was 3574 in 1923.

AESC served as agents for a variety of products for a broad range of industrial or mining companies. Locobase found references to Turbon Patent Fans for mines (1914), Apexior boiler treatment that users applied to the interior sufaces of boilers or such components as steam turbine blades (1923), and a Fowler convertible steam traction/roller engine in 1927.

Locobase can't determine the ultimate destination of this minute saddle tank, but such engines could often be found on docks or at industrial sites.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID20483
RailroadAustral Engineering Supply Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Number Built1
BuilderHawthorn Leslie
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)4 / 1.22
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)4 / 1.22
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)4 / 1.22
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)100,576 / 45,621
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)100,576 / 45,621
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)100,576 / 45,621
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)168 / 0.64
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 0.52 / 0.50
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)84 / 42
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)24 / 610
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)8" x 12" / 203x305
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)4352 / 1974.04
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)23.11
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 2.95 / 0.27
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)136 / 12.63
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)136 / 12.63
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume194.81
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation472
Same as above plus superheater percentage472
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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