Great Luxemburg/Belgian State 0-6-0 Locomotives in Belgium


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Type 55 (Locobase 20415)

Data from "Old Belgian Tank Locomotives", Locomotive Magazine, Volume XXI [21] (15 February 1915), p. 31. Works numbers were 222-227 in 1873.

Station shunters of good size, this sextet originally entered service at the Quartier Leopold (Gare de Luxembourg) and retired in 1912 from the Schaerbeek depot. They "always gave excellent service".

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

ClassType 55
Locobase ID20415
RailroadGreat Luxemburg/Belgian State
CountryBelgium
Whyte0-6-0T
Number in Class6
Road Numbers972-977
GaugeStd
Number Built6
BuilderEvrard
Year1873
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)12.96 / 3.95
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)12.96 / 3.95
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)12.96 / 3.95
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)36,405 / 16,513
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)71,683 / 32,515
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)71,683 / 32,515
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)71,683 / 32,515
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)40 / 20
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)50 / 1270
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)114.60 / 7.90
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16.14" x 23.62" / 410x600
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)11,987 / 5437.22
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.98
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)135 - 2.008" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)10.50 / 3.20
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)75.35 / 7
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)16.36 / 1.52
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)648 / 60.20
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)648 / 60.20
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume115.85
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1875
Same as above plus superheater percentage1875
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area8635
Power L11750
Power MT161.46

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