Central Siboney 0-4-0 Locomotives in Cuba


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 15249)

Data from DeGolyer, Volume 72, pp. 30. Works number was 57897 in July 1924.

Small plantation saddle tank that served a sugar mill in Camaguey Province. Senora Aurelia Benabente turned over the first shovelful of dirt to mark the beginning of construction in 1919. The mill opened in 1924, the year the 3 was delivered. The facility's first run (over a 31-day period) generated 4,500 sacks of sugar at 13 lb per bag.

Central Siboney is the only sugar central in Camaguey Province that did not undergo a name change after the 1959 revolution.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class3
Locobase ID15249
RailroadCentral Siboney
CountryCuba
Whyte0-4-0ST
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1924
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)5 / 1.52
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)5 / 1.52
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)5 / 1.52
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)32,000 / 14,515
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)32,000 / 14,515
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)32,000 / 14,515
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)300 / 1.14
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)27 / 13.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)30 / 762
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)9" x 14" / 229x356
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)5141 / 2331.92
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 6.22
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)86 - 1.5" / 38
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 7.50 / 2.29
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)40 / 3.72
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 7.90 / 0.73
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)291 / 27.03
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)291 / 27.03
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume282.30
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1264
Same as above plus superheater percentage1264
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area6400
Power L13811
Power MT525.11

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