Liege-Limbourgeois 4-6-0 Locomotives in Belgium


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Vaessen (Locobase 11329)

Data from Charles Alfred Opperman, Traite Complet des Chemins de Fer Economiques D' Interet Local (Paris: Imprimerie Pillet Fils Aine, 1873), pp.164-165.

See Locobase 11157 for a description of Vaessen's radial truck, which allowed the locomotive to negotiate sharper curves

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassVaessen
Locobase ID11329
RailroadLiege-Limbourgeois
CountryBelgium
Whyte4-6-0T
Number in Class
Road Numbers
GaugeStd
Number Built
BuilderSA Saint Leonard
Year1867
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 9.19 / 2.80
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)17.88 / 5.45
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.51
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)17.88 / 5.45
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)81,571 / 37,000
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)102,515 / 46,500
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)102,515 / 46,500
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1320 / 5
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 2.80 / 3
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)45 / 22.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)51.80 / 1315
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)113.10 / 7.80
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18.11" x 24.02" / 460x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)14,620 / 6631.53
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.58
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)179 - 1.969" / 50
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)12.04 / 3.67
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)102.97 / 9.57
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)23.24 / 2.16
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1200 / 111.57
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1200 / 111.57
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume167.57
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2628
Same as above plus superheater percentage2628
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11,646
Power L12338
Power MT189.57

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