Taiwan Sugar 0-6-0 Locomotives in Formosa


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 14607)

Data from DeGolyer, Vol 60, pp. 89+.Works numbers were 53311-53312 in June 1920.

At the time Frazar & Company ordered these two tanks for the Taiwan Sugar company, the island was a colony of Japan and more frequently known as Formosa. The engines operated on a dense network of narrow-gauge sugar lines in the southeast of the island that accumulated 3,000 km (1,863 miles) of track. Passenger service, while only a small part of the traffic, endured into the 1980s.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Classunknown
Locobase ID14607
RailroadTaiwan Sugar
CountryFormosa
Whyte0-6-0T
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Gauge2'6"
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1920
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 6.25 / 1.90
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 6.25 / 1.90
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) 6.25 / 1.90
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)30,500 / 13,835
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)30,500 / 13,835
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)30,500 / 13,835
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)300 / 1.14
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 0.50 / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)17 / 8.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)30 / 762
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)9" x 14" / 229x356
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)5141 / 2331.92
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.93
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)56 - 1.5" / 38
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 6.91 / 2.11
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)23 / 2.14
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 5.40 / 0.50
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)173 / 16.07
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)173 / 16.07
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume167.83
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation864
Same as above plus superheater percentage864
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area3680
Power L12235
Power MT484.65

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