Baturite 2-6-0 Locomotives in Brazil

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 11588)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 15, p. 33. Works numbers were 9862, 9866 in March 1889 and 11573, 11575 in January 1891.

The first two locomotives came to this northeast Brazilian railway unnamed. The later two, which were to have been numbered 3-4, apparently encountered delays and were delivered with road numbers 20 and 21 and names: Antonio Prado and Cezar de Souza.

The Baturite was built from the port of Fortaleza south toward Pernambuco and had major points at Baturite,Quixeramobim, Miguel Calmon and Igatu; this last was 413.5 km (256 miles) from Fortaleza.

The 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica claimed that it was built by the national government "...partly to give employment to starving refugees in periods of long-continued droughts."

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Locobase ID11588
Number in Class4
Road Numbers1-2, 20-21
Number Built4
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)12 / 3.66
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)18.33 / 5.59
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)16,030 / 7271
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)45,220 / 20,511
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)55,250 / 25,061
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1600 / 6.06
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)25 / 12.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)42 / 1067
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)14" x 18" / 356x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)9282 / 4210.25
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.87
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)193 - 1.5" / 38
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 8.25 / 2.51
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)10 / 0.93
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1300
Same as above plus superheater percentage1300
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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