CF de Thizy a Saint-Victor - Tramway 0-6-0 Locomotives in France

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 214 - Le Rhone (Locobase 7384)

Data from Titre Exposition universelle internationale de 1878 a Paris. Rapports du jury internationale..Volume Groupe VI - Classe 64. Rapport sur le materiel des chemins de fer. p. 50 ( (accessed 1 September 2005) table and page 91. See also Musee des transport urbain, interurbain et ruraux website []

This was a six-coupled tank of very small dimensions intended for use in railroad construction (travaux de terrassement). The center set of drivers was flangeless to decrease the locomotives minimum curvature radius. It seems likely, however, that this is also the locomotive described on the Musee des transport urbain, interurbain et ruraux website as Cail #1, one of the first three engines to operate on the 7-km rural railway in 1881. What technical data there is in the Museum's account matches the Jury's table data.

Le Rhone was later used in railroad construction as Lucienne. By the turn of the century, heavier Corpet-Louvet tanks had replaced these locomotives.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class214 - Le Rhone
Locobase ID7384
RailroadCF de Thizy a Saint-Victor - Tramway
Number in Class2
Road Numbers1-2
Number Built2
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 5.64 / 1.72
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 5.64 / 1.72
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) 5.64 / 1.72
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)26,676 / 12,100
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)26,676 / 12,100
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)26,676 / 12,100
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)264 / 1
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 0.40
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)15 / 7.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)31.50 / 800
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130.50 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)9.84" x 14.17" / 250x360
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)4831 / 2191.31
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.52
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)81 - 1.772" / 45
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 7.74 / 2.36
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)38.41 / 3.57
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 6.46 / 0.60
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)329 / 30.59
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)329 / 30.59
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume263.79
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation843
Same as above plus superheater percentage843
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area5013
Power L12862
Power MT709.58

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