Cyprus Mines Corp 2-8-2 Locomotives in Cyprus

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 14389)

Data from DeGolyer, Vol 72, pp. 277+.Works number was 57790 in June 1924.. See Locobase 6689 for a description of this railway.

As the specifications indicated, this engine was derived from the 1923 0-8-2ST shown in Locobase 14388 and "as many parts as possible" were to be interchangeable. Its leading truck was a rarity for the CMC. One complaint that arose after delivery was the rapid hub wear. A "Hereafter" note recommended that driving boxes and engine truck boxes be made of cast steel and that all wheels have hard brass liners.

The 3 would later be preserved in a park at Guzelyurt (Morphou), but would not be tended to after the CMC suddenly closed in 1974 after the Turkish invasion divided the island in two.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID14389
RailroadCyprus Mines Corp
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 8.50 / 2.59
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)20.17 / 6.15
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.42
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)20.17 / 6.15
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)11,200 / 5080
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)44,000 / 19,958
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)61,000 / 27,669
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)61,000 / 27,669
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)800 / 3.03
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 1.10 / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)18 / 9
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)26 / 660
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)170 / 11.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)11" x 14" / 279x356
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)9415 / 4270.58
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.67
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)119 - 1.75" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)11 / 3.35
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)45 / 4.18
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)10.80 / 1
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)640 / 59.46
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)640 / 59.46
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume415.61
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1836
Same as above plus superheater percentage1836
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area7650
Power L14138
Power MT829.34

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