Lovisa-Vesijarvi 2-8-0 Locomotives in Finland


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 9630)

Data from Catalogue Descriptive of Simple and Compound Locomotives built by Brooks Locomotive Works, Dunkirk, NY (Buffalo, NY: Matthew-Northrup Company, 1899). Works #3206-3208. Builder info from B.Rumary, 25 Kingscombe, Gurney Slade, Radstock, BA3 4TH, ENGLAND and Jeremy Lambert as supplied by Allen Stanley in March 2004. Works numbers 3206-3208.

This was a very narrow railway that encompassed 82 km (50 mph) of line and its first locomotives came in a varietous batch in 1899. The first three were these Consolidations which must have constituted the heavy-duty freight haulers on the line. See Locobase 9626 for the somewhat smaller Moguls.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class1
Locobase ID9630
RailroadLovisa-Vesijarvi
CountryFinland
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class3
Road Numbers1-3
Gauge75 cm
Number Built3
BuilderBrooks
Year1899
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)11 / 3.35
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)17 / 5.18
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)39.13 / 11.93
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)52,919 / 24,004
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)60,635 / 27,504
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)46,297 / 21,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)106,932 / 48,504
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2500 / 9.47
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)5 / 5
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)22 / 11
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)37 / 940
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)150 / 10.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)14" x 18" / 356x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)12,157 / 5514.33
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.35
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)147 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 8.17 / 2.49
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)100 / 9.29
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)14.50 / 1.35
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)721 / 67.01
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)721 / 67.01
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume224.82
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2175
Same as above plus superheater percentage2175
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15,000
Power L13522
Power MT586.91

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