Chemins de fer de l'Herault 0-6-0 Locomotives in France


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 101 (Locobase 9163)

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 and Wikipedia [] (accessed 2 February 2008).

The Reseau d'Interet Local CF de l'HTrault was a network of secondary lines along the Gulf of Lyon in Southeast France. Sampite provides a summary of all the locomotives then in service on any of the lines and Wikipedia fills in the blanks. Note that none of the series of locomotives (Locobase 9159-9164) had either boiler pressure or grate area. The boiler pressure is an estimate.

These were used in the l'Herault's construction phase from 1872 to 1903.


Class 21 (Locobase 9160)

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 and Wikipedia: [] (accessed 2 February 2008).

The Reseau d'Interet Local CF de l'HTrault was a network of secondary lines along the Gulf of Lyon in Southeast France. Sampite provides a summary of all the locomotives then in service on any of the lines and Wikipedia fills in the blanks. Note that none of the series of locomotives (Locobase 9159-9164) had either boiler pressure or grate area. The boiler pressure is an estimate.

This pair of Cail 6-coupleds actually came to l'Herault after the 4-axle locomotives. Once in service, they operated until 1916.


Class 31 (Locobase 9162)

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 and Wikipedia [] (accessed 2 February 2008).

The Reseau d'Interet Local CF de l'HTrault was a network of secondary lines along the Gulf of Lyon in Southeast France. Sampite provides a summary of all the locomotives then in service on any of the lines and Wikipedia fills in the blanks. Note that none of the series of locomotives (Locobase 9159-9164) had either boiler pressure or grate area. The boiler pressure is an estimate.

These were the most powerful 6-coupled tanks in the Reseau during this period. They operated until 1928.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class1012131
Locobase ID9163 9160 9162
RailroadChemins de fer de l'HeraultChemins de fer de l'HeraultChemins de fer de l'Herault
CountryFranceFranceFrance
Whyte0-6-0T0-6-0T0-6-0T
Number in Class222
Road Numbers101-10221-2231-32
GaugeStdStdStd
Number Built222
BuilderCorpetCailGouin
Year187218761877
Valve GearStephensonStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)55,116 / 25,00061,288 / 27,80070,107 / 31,800
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)55,116 / 25,00061,288 / 27,80070,107 / 31,800
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)55,116 / 25,00061,288 / 27,80070,107 / 31,800
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)31 / 15.5034 / 1739 / 19.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)42.10 / 107051.60 / 131047.20 / 1200
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)123.30 / 8.50123.30 / 8.50123.30 / 8.50
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)13.39" x 19.69" / 340x50013.78" x 21.65" / 350x55015.75" x 22.05" / 400x560
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)8788 / 3986.178350 / 3787.5012,145 / 5508.89
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 6.27 7.34 5.77
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)49.82 / 4.6350.03 / 4.6555.09 / 5.12
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)538 / 50623 / 57.91714 / 66.37
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)538 / 50623 / 57.91714 / 66.37
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume167.65166.71143.60
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation
Same as above plus superheater percentage
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area614361696793
Power L1212224781930
Power MT254.64267.41182.08

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