Belgian State Railways 2-6-0 Locomotives in Belgium

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Type 16 (Locobase 10089)

Data from "Recent Belgian Locomotives," The Locomotive & Railway Carriage & Wagon Review, Vol III (May 1898), p. 70.

Locobase is surprised by the size of the grate in these passenger engines; the firebox was probably a Belpaire type. They were designed to handle Brussels to Arlon (Luxembourg) expresses over steep grades and thus were considerably more powerful than earlier engines. Their heavy plate frames reduce the apparent size of the drivers, leading to the conclusion that the locomotive could have done with one more axle.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassType 16
Locobase ID10089
RailroadBelgian State Railways
Number in Class16
Road Numbers894, 914, 2230-2043
Number Built16
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)22.83 / 6.96
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)22.83 / 6.96
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)135,520 / 61,471
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)72,801 / 33,022
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)208,321 / 94,493
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)3084 / 11.68
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)3 / 3
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)66.90 / 1700
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)175.50 / 12.10
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)20.87" x 25.39" / 530x645
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)24,659 / 11185.15
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)164 - 2.756" / 70
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)13.29 / 4.05
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)146.12 / 13.58
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)73.81 / 6.86
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1718 / 159.67
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1718 / 159.67
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume170.90
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation12,954
Same as above plus superheater percentage12,954
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area25,644
Power L14766
Power MT

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