Lombard-Venitian 0-6-0 Locomotives in Austria

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Type 33 (Locobase 20431)

Data from . See also Wallace S Jones, Consul-General, "Railways in Europe-Italy", Consular Reports: Commerce, manufactures, etc, Volume XLVI [46],, Issue 170 (November 1894), pp. 331-362 (Italy report dated 25 September 1894). Works numbers were 333-352 in 1857.

The Kingdom of Lombardy was part of the Austrian Empire when the Milan-Venetian was awarded a royal grant in 1840 to connect Milan and Venice. Although work was begun in Venetian territory, nothing had happened in Lombardy when the stock crashed during a financial crisis.

At that point, Austria created state railways, and declared that it would take over the Milan-Venetian if the private company couldn't complete the line. In 1852, it was clear that the Kingdom had to act on its threat. Four years later the government concluded a 90-year lease to the Messrs. Rothschild, Duke of Galliera & Company which formed the Lombard-Venetian.

This batch of locomotives were among the first, if not the first, to be purchased by the L-V.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassType 33
Locobase ID20431
Number in Class20
Road Numbers
Number Built20
Valve Gear
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)11.25 / 3.43
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)11.25 / 3.43
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)67,682 / 30,700
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)67,682 / 30,700
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2350 / 8.90
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)38 / 19
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)56.30 / 1430
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)98.60 / 6.80
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16.93" x 24.02" / 430x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)10,249 / 4648.87
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 6.60
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)183 - 1.89" / 48
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)12.86 / 3.92
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)82.45 / 7.66
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)13.02 / 1.21
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1366 / 126.87
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1366 / 126.87
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume218.27
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1284
Same as above plus superheater percentage1284
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area8130
Power L12629
Power MT256.90

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