Chu Ping 2-6-0 Locomotives in China

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 14 (Locobase 14629)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 60, pp. 165. Works numbers were 54405-54406 in January 1921.

The Chuping operated as part of the Canton-Hankow railway. The order came from Aruhold Karberg & Company for the Tung Yu Mining Company.

These two saturated-boiler Moguls appeared in a handsome livery, at least according to the specifications: "Boiler, cylinders, cab and tender tank to be painted dark green, with gold striping on cylinders, cab and tank. All parts of locomotive below the running boards to be painted red, with the exception of the valve and connecting rods, etc. , which are to be polished. All wheels to be painted red with tires black."

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID14629
RailroadChu Ping
Number in Class2
Road Numbers14-15
Number Built2
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)10.83 / 3.30
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)19.92 / 6.07
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.54
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)44.90 / 13.69
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)131,000 / 59,421
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)146,000 / 66,225
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)64,000 / 29,030
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)210,000 / 95,255
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)3200 / 12.12
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)5 / 5
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)73 / 36.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)53 / 1346
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)19" x 24" / 483x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)25,011 / 11344.81
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.24
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)271 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)11 / 3.35
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)122 / 11.33
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)23.60 / 2.19
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1671 / 155.24
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1671 / 155.24
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume212.17
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation4248
Same as above plus superheater percentage4248
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area21,960
Power L14605
Power MT232.49

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