Schleswig-Klosterkruger 2-4-0 Locomotives in Denmark

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Eb (Locobase 3985)

Data from WilliamBay, Danmarks Damplokomotiver (1977). Works numbers were 234-235 in 1868 and 249-250 in 1873.

In 1852, English entrepreneur Samuel Morton Peto gained the concession to build the Flensburg-Husum-Tönninger Railway Company (FHTE) to link Tonning on the North Sea with the Baltic Sea. Not long after it opened its main east-west line, however, it suffered from changes in the customs regulations that had hampered seagoing traffic in the Baltic.

By the time this quartet of six-wheelers entered service in 1868, the system had been taken over by Prussia as part of the settlement of the Prussia-Danish War. Now called the Schleswig Railway, it was now redirected to serve North-South requirements.

The engines remained in service on the SE line for several decades, the first being withdrawn in 1891 and the last in 1905.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID3985
Number in Class4
Road Numbers22-25
Number Built4
BuilderCanada Works
Valve Gear
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)44,800 / 20,321
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)54,880 / 24,893
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)44,800 / 20,321
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)99,680 / 45,214
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)37 / 18.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)66 / 1676
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)116 / 8
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15.5" x 21" / 394x533
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)7537 / 3418.73
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.94
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)11.84 / 1.10
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)827 / 76.86
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)827 / 76.86
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume180.32
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1373
Same as above plus superheater percentage1373
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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