Rio Grande do Norte 2-6-0 Locomotives in Brazil


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Taipu (Locobase 13153)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 30, p. 256. Works number was 31124 in July 1907.

Wood-burning Mogul of a type commonly seen in Brazil and on narrow-gauge roads in general.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassTaipu
Locobase ID13153
RailroadRio Grande do Norte
CountryBrazil
Whyte2-6-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers4
GaugeMetre
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Year1907
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)10 / 3.05
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)16.50 / 5.03
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.61
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)56,000 / 25,401
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)66,000 / 29,937
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)48,000 / 21,772
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)114,000 / 51,709
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2400 / 9.09
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)31 / 15.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)42 / 1067
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 18" / 381x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)13,114 / 5948.42
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.27
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)158 - 1.75" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 9.04 / 2.76
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)81 / 7.53
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)14.60 / 1.36
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)730 / 67.84
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)730 / 67.84
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume198.29
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2336
Same as above plus superheater percentage2336
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area12,960
Power L13453
Power MT407.82

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