Cambrai au Catillon 0-6-0 Locomotives in France

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 9237)

Data from A. Sampite, Les Chemins de Fer a Faible Trafic en France (Paris: Baudry et Cie, 1888), p. 49 . See also [] for a history of these Freycinet Plan railways.

Sampite reported that this quartet was giving "excellent service" and could, "sans danger pour le mechanisme", attain 30 km/h. They did not have originally have whistles, as the noise was thought to scare horses. At the time of Sampite's writing, designers were developing a whistle with a deep tone like that of a steamship.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID9237
RailroadCambrai au Catillon
Number in Class4
Road Numbers
Number Built4
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 5.74 / 1.75
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 5.74 / 1.75
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) 5.74 / 1.75
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)33,069 / 15,000
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)33,069 / 15,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)33,069 / 15,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)18 / 9
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)31.50 / 800
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)120.40 / 8.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)10.63" x 14.96" / 270x380
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)5492 / 2491.13
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 6.02
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) 7.10 / 0.66
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)331 / 30.80
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)331 / 30.80
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume215.40
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation855
Same as above plus superheater percentage855
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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