Porto Feliz Sugar Co Beyer-Garratt Locomotives in Brazil

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 5 (Locobase 560)

See also Eduardo Jose de Jesus Coelho, Brazilian articulated steam locomotives (Memoria do Trem, 2003), p 38. Works numbers were 2091 in 1927 and 2108 in 1928. (Thanks to Teemu Koivumaki whose 2023 email included a comprehensive spreadsheet of Brazilian steam locomotive builders, works numbers, and owners.). His locomotives list suggests 2109 might also have been part of the order.)

As with other Saint Leonard garratts, these were licensed from Beyer-Garratt. Another in a series of industrial Garratts from this firm and the only industrial Garratts to operate in South America. These pulled cane cars from the plantations in Lorena, Piracicaba, and Porto Feliz among others.

The pair had small boiler, cab, bunker, water tank, but a large balloon spark-arresting stack By this time, most other Garratts used at least one leading (and, consequently, one trailing) carrying truck.

Coelho wrote that the two engines enjoyed long careers before being retired in 1972.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID560
RailroadPorto Feliz Sugar Co
Number in Class2
Road Numbers5-6
Number Built2
BuilderSA Saint Leonard
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 8.87 / 2.70
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)22.12 / 6.74
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.40
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)30.06 / 9.16
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)14,560 / 6604
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)58,290 / 26,440
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)58,290 / 26,440
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)58,290 / 26,440
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)737 / 2.79
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)550 / 2082
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)24 / 12
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)27.50 / 699
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)188.50 / 13
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)9" x 13.75" / 229x349 (4)
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)12,978 / 5886.73
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.49
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)174 - 1.625" / 41
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)11.40 / 3.47
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)47.90 / 4.45
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 9.70 / 0.90
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)506 / 47.03
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)506 / 47.03
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume249.89
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1828
Same as above plus superheater percentage1828
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area9029
Power L13181
Power MT481.24

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