South Australian Railways 0-4-4 Locomotives in Australia


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Gd (Locobase 5675)

Data from Douglas Colquhoun's entries presented in the Australian national railway museum site: [] (visited 14 October 2003). Works numbers were 2044-2045.

Originally delivered to the Holdfast Bay Railway in 1880 as their 4-5, the pair of tanks went to the Glenelg in November 1881. The SAR took them over on 16 December 1899. Both were condemned on 2 June 1925.


Class V (Locobase 5886)

Data from Douglas Colquhoun's entries presented in the Australian national railway museum site: [] (visited 14 October 2003).

This is the smallest 0-4-4T in Locobase and one of the smallest Cape gauge locomotives as well. The first four came from Beyer's in 1876 (works numbers 1597-1599 and 1619). They were assigned to the South East. All were rebuilt in the 1890s in the following order: #11 (October 1891), #12 (December 1892), #10 (July 1894), and #9 (October 1896). At the same time as the rebuilding project, SAR went to the local builder James Martin for four more to serve in the Northern District. These were works numbers 67-70.

As all the locomotives were essentially the same age after the reconstruction of the earlier quartet, retirements fell in similar, broken patterns. 145 went first in July 1924 with 11 following 11 days later. Thirteen years passed and 144 went in June 1937 with 10 being condemned in November. 1940 saw one retirment - 12 in March. The last two carried on for many years with 146 finally retiring in May 1953. 9, the first was also the last, being condemned in April 1955 -- 79 years after it first went to work.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

ClassGdV
Locobase ID5675 5886
RailroadSouth Australian RailwaysSouth Australian Railways
CountryAustraliaAustralia
Whyte0-4-4T0-4-4T
Number in Class22
Road Numbers163-1649-12, 143-146
Gauge5'3"3'6"
Number Built28
BuilderBeyer, Peacockseveral
Year18801877
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 6.58 / 2.01 4.25 / 1.30
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)18.58 / 5.6613.08 / 3.99
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.35 0.32
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)21,952 / 99579744 / 4420
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)42,336 / 19,20319,376 / 8789
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)72,128 / 32,71735,056 / 15,901
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)72,128 / 32,71735,056 / 15,901
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)560 / 2.12360 / 1.36
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 1.30 / 1 0.70 / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)35 / 17.5016 / 8
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)57 / 144836 / 914
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)147.90 / 10.20130 / 9.10
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)14" x 20" / 356x5089.5" x 15" / 241x381
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)8646 / 3921.764155 / 1884.68
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.90 4.66
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)58 / 5.3925.60 / 2.38
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)11.44 / 1.06 4.66 / 0.43
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)636 / 59.11257 / 23.88
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)636 / 59.11257 / 23.88
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume178.48208.84
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1692606
Same as above plus superheater percentage1692606
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area85783328
Power L136512440
Power MT380.25555.25

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