Central Italia 0-4-2 Locomotives in the Dominican_Republic


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Entella (Locobase 11741)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 18, p. 75. Works numbers were 12975 in October 1892 and 14674 in January 1896.

Connelly doesn't list the Palman, one of three locomotives ordered by J B Vicini for the Santo Domingo-based plantations. These were tiny wood-burners with small boilers and


Class Zoagli (Locobase 12794)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 27, p. 282. Works number was 25559 in April 1905.

Santiago Porcella was the agent who bought this little tank for the sugar plantation owned by the Vicini family and named for their home country.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassEntellaZoagli
Locobase ID11741 12794
RailroadCentral ItaliaCentral Italia
CountryDominican RepublicDominican Republic
Whyte0-4-2T0-4-2T
Number in Class31
Road Numbers
Gauge22 3/4"60 cm
Number Built31
BuilderBurnham, Williams & CoBurnham, Williams & Co
Year18921905
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 3.67 / 1.12 3.67 / 1.12
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)9 / 2.749 / 2.74
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.41 0.41
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)9 / 2.749 / 2.74
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)12,000 / 544312,000 / 5443
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)18,000 / 816518,000 / 8165
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)18,000 / 816518,000 / 8165
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)300 / 1.14300 / 1.14
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)10 / 510 / 5
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)24 / 61024 / 610
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9150 / 10.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)7" x 12" / 178x3057" x 12" / 178x305
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)2707 / 1227.883124 / 1417.02
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.43 3.84
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)46 - 1.5" / 3846 - 1.5" / 38
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 6.26 / 1.91 6.26 / 1.91
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)19.10 / 1.7819.10 / 1.77
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 4.50 / 0.42 4.47 / 0.42
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)131 / 12.17131 / 12.17
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)131 / 12.17131 / 12.17
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume245.09245.09
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation585671
Same as above plus superheater percentage585671
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area24832865
Power L122042543
Power MT809.83934.39

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