FC de Cobre 0-6-2 Locomotives in Cuba

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class General Pando (Locobase 11828)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 11, p. 176. Works number was 7382 in June 1884.

A small radial tank ordered by Krajewski & Pesant for the El Cobre mines. The specification required that this engine haul 65 gross tons of cars and lading up a 3% straight grade.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassGeneral Pando
Locobase ID11828
RailroadFC de Cobre
Number in Class1
Road Numbers1
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 8.08 / 2.46
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)14.33 / 4.37
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.56
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)14.33 / 4.37
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)500 / 1.89
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)37 / 940
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)12" x 18" / 305x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)7741 / 3511.26
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)62 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)11.29 / 3.44
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)35.60 / 3.31
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 7.17 / 0.67
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)400 / 37.17
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)400 / 37.17
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume169.77
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation932
Same as above plus superheater percentage932
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area4628
Power L11967
Power MT

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