Cyprus Government Railway 2-6-0 Locomotives in Cyprus

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 6692)

Data from 1912 Railway Gazette of 7 December 1912. Boiler pressure is an estimate.

Similar in size to the 4-4-0s supplied by Nasmyth Wilson at the same time (Locobase 6691), these were the freight engines. It's likely that the boiler was a bit longer, which accounts for the greater amount of heating surface.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID6692
RailroadCyprus Government Railway
Number in Class3
Road Numbers
Number Built3
BuilderNasmyth Wilson
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)26,656 / 12,091
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)15 / 7.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)27.50 / 699
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)142.10 / 9.80
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)10" x 15" / 254x381
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)6588 / 2988.27
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.05
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)7 / 0.65
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)397 / 36.90
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)397 / 36.90
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume291.15
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation995
Same as above plus superheater percentage995
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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