Armand Cabany Et Cie 0-2-2 Locomotives in Belgium

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 21088)

Data from "Locomotives at the Paris Exhibition--No. XVII-Belgium", Engineering, Volume 27 (4 April 1879), p 271.

Steam motors provided single-car service to many cities, although most had difficulty overcoming an inherent power limitation and steam's attendant noise, smoke, and odor. As in most of the others, small cylinders drove small wheels in the axle under the front of the car. The transversely mounted boiler had a smokebox that wrapped around the barrel such that the barrel acted as a heating surface in addition to the tubes.

The running gear's three axles were separated and each of the front two were fixed to the frame. The rear radial axle rode under the carriage's after end, enjoying the flexibility necessary to negotiate curves.

One man acted as driver and stoker on the front side of the boiler. A narrow passage led to a baggage section mounted on the same frame. Farther back the coach body presented a second-class section for 23 passengers on seats arranged longitudinally followed by the first-class section for 24 passengers. Second class reposed on seats of "alternate laths of mahogany and pitch pine". First class riders rested in "well-trimmed and comfortably cushioned" seats.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Locobase ID21088
RailroadArmand Cabany Et Cie
Number in Class5
Road Numbers
Gauge50 cm
Number Built5
BuilderSA Ateliers de Construction Boussu
Valve GearStephenson-Belpaire
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)22.31 / 6.80
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)22.31 / 6.80
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)19,687 / 8930
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)56,090 / 25,442
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)290 / 1.10
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 0.60 / 0.50
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)38.10 / 968
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)146.50 / 10.10
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)6.69" x 12.6" / 170x320
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)1843 / 835.97
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)134 - 1.575" / 40
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 4.92 / 1.50
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)62.60 / 5.82
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 5.38 / 0.50
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)334 / 31.03
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)334 / 31.03
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume651.55
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation788
Same as above plus superheater percentage788
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area9171
Power L111,741
Power MT

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