South Australian Railways 0-6-0 Locomotives in Australia


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class J - rebuilt (Locobase 5679)

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

These freight locomotives were originally delivered in 1875 (works numbers 1422-1423). They were rebuilt in the year shown and that's the version Colquhoun's data reflects. #32 was condemned in April 1923, but 33 operated for another 11 years.


Class Kitson goods motors (Locobase 5677)

Data from Douglas Colquhoun's entries presented in the Australian national railway museum site: [] (visited 14 October 2003). Works numbers were 142-143.

Small freight locomotives from a well-known Glasgow builder early in its career. Although quite modest in power, they still proved satisfactory enough to last 38 years, being condemned on 11 July 1923.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassJ - rebuiltKitson goods motors
Locobase ID5679 5677
RailroadSouth Australian RailwaysSouth Australian Railways
CountryAustraliaAustralia
Whyte0-6-00-6-0T
Number in Class22
Road Numbers32-3397-98
Gauge5'3"5'3"
Number Built22
BuilderBeyer, PeacockKitson & Co
Year19031885
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)14.50 / 4.427 / 2.13
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)14.50 / 4.427 / 2.13
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase11
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)21.90 / 6.68
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)25,088 / 11,38012,096 / 5487
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)72,688 / 32,97134,832 / 15,800
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)72,688 / 32,97134,832 / 15,800
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)55,216 / 25,046
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)127,904 / 58,01734,832 / 15,800
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1842 / 6.98319 / 1.21
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 5.10 / 5 1.30 / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)40 / 2019 / 9.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)60 / 152435 / 889
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17" x 24" / 432x61011.5" x 15" / 292x381
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)12,774 / 5794.206263 / 2840.85
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.69 5.56
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)90 / 8.3633.50 / 3.11
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)15 / 1.39 7.40 / 0.69
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1013 / 94.14305 / 28.35
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1013 / 94.14305 / 28.35
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume160.67169.14
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1950962
Same as above plus superheater percentage1950962
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11,7004355
Power L130161987
Power MT274.42377.29

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