Generale de Chemins de fer Bresiliens 2-8-0 Locomotives in Brazil

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 4 (Locobase 11742)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 18, p. 22. Works numbers were 12812-12813 in July 1892 and 14344 in July 1895.

The C de G des C de F B opened in 1883 and initially connected Paranagua and Curitiba with a 110-km (67-mile ) line in southeastern Brazil. Ultimately, the road was folded into the Rio Grande do Brasil and these locomotives were renumbered.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID11742
RailroadGenerale de Chemins de fer Bresiliens
Number in Class3
Road Numbers4-5, 8 / 391-393
Number Built3
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)11.75 / 3.58
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)18.58 / 5.66
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)60,000 / 27,216
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)70,000 / 31,752
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1800 / 6.82
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)37 / 940
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16" x 20" / 406x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)18,819 / 8536.16
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.19
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)157 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)11.65 / 3.55
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)86.68 / 8.06
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)15.80 / 1.47
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1035 / 96.19
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1035 / 96.19
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume222.38
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2528
Same as above plus superheater percentage2528
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area13,869
Power L13113
Power MT457.53

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