Avricourt-BlGmont-Cirey 0-6-0 Locomotives in France

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 15523)

Data from SACM diagram Nr. 31 from Societe Alsacienne de Constructions Mecaniques from locomotive book supplied by Dany Machi up at [] as

Diagrammes des machines SACM construites a GRAFENSTADEN (October 2007). Works numbers were 514-515 in 1869 and 2514 in 1876.

Tube diameter is the interior measurement. The ABC line was born from an 1866 study that recommended the laying of a chemin de fer d'intTrOt local between Avricourt and Cirey that passed through BlGmont. The timing of the railway's opening was a bit unfortunate, coming as it did on 26 April 1870, just months before the Franco-Prussian War. Service was suspended between 10 August 1870. The end of the war in October led to cutting the line in two temporarily until further negotiations reestablished the new French-Prussian border.

These tanks were replaced by similar engines built by Henschel and Sohn in 1911.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID15523
Number in Class3
Road Numbers1-3
Number Built3
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 9.84 / 3
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 9.84 / 3
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) 9.84 / 3
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)53,253 / 24,155
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)53,253 / 24,155
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)53,253 / 24,155
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)660 / 2.50
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 1.10 / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)30 / 15
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)47.20 / 1200
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)116 / 8
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)14.96" x 18.11" / 380x460
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)8467 / 3840.57
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 6.29
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)109 - 1.969" / 50
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 9.84 / 3
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)53.82 / 5
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)11.19 / 1.04
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)551 / 51.20
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)551 / 51.20
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume149.55
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1298
Same as above plus superheater percentage1298
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area6243
Power L12031
Power MT252.24

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