Kowloon-Canton 2-6-4 Locomotives in China


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 10701)

Data from "Railway Noters-Kowloon-Canton Ry.," The Locomotive, Volume 16, No 220 (15 December 1910), p. 259. See also Railway & Locomotive Engineering, Vol XXV (April 1911), pp. 142-143.

This was a big, sturdy tank engine with a short Belpaire boiler, water tanks on both sides from the middle driver set to the cab (these held 1,960 Imp gallons/2,352 US gal) and a bunker tank over the trailing bogie that held 540 Imp gal (648 US gal).

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Classunknown
Locobase ID10701
RailroadKowloon-Canton
CountryChina
Whyte2-6-4T
Number in Class2
Road Numbers85
GaugeStd
Number Built2
BuilderKitson & Co
Year1910
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)13 / 3.96
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)36.50 / 11.13
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.36
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)36.50 / 11.13
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)114,016 / 51,717
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)201,040 / 91,190
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)201,040 / 91,190
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)3000 / 11.36
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 3.85 / 4
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)63 / 31.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)71.50 / 1816
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)19" x 26" / 483x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)20,085 / 9110.41
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.68
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)260 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)11.92 / 3.63
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)187 / 17.37
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)32 / 2.97
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1810 / 168.15
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1810 / 168.15
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume212.14
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5760
Same as above plus superheater percentage5760
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area33,660
Power L16901
Power MT400.31

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