Industrial 0-6-0 Locomotives in France


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Type 119 (Locobase 8485)

Data from Locomotives Schneider et Cie (Paris : Imp. Draeger, 1920), pp.50-51, archived as CNAM-MUSEE TR0.5-SCH at []; and an article by K W Clingan, "Type 119", Industrial Railway Record #9 (March 1966), pp 189-191, archived at [] (accessed 1 June 2007, last viewed 12 August 2016),

Clingan explains that this class was a modernized version of the earlier Type 41 and was put in production to replace the locomotives of Northeastern France that had been destroyed during World War One. Its Belpaire firebox and outside link motion were distinctive as was the unequal axle spacing that placed the lead axle 650 mm further forward than the middle axle than the third axle was behind. . Although the original specification included maximum height of 4.2 metres (13 ft 9 1/2 in), most examples were delivered with a shorter stack and a maximum height of 3.8 metres (12 ft 6 in).

Several industrial concerns operated several Type 121s each:

De Wendel et Cie in Moselle owned six and Schneider itself retained four of the class. Mining concerns owned a total of 15 with the Mines de LiTvin, LiTvin, Pas de Calais owning the most (4).

Here is Clingan's complete list. Locobase grouped them by user, then sorted by works number:

"TYPE 119" - ORIGINAL PURCHASERS

3483 De Wendel et Cie., Moselle. 84

3489 De Wendel et Cie., Moselle. 85

3492 De Wendel et Cie., Moselle. 86

3494 De Wendel et Cie., Moselle. 87

3496 De Wendel et Cie., Moselle. 88

3497 De Wendel et Cie., Moselle. 89

3480 +ts. Solvay, Dombasle-sur-Meurthe, Meurthe et Moselle.

3502 HouillFres d'+pinac, Saone et Loire.

3490 Michelin et Cie., Clermont Ferrand, Puy de D(me.

3503 Mine de Droitaumont, Meurthe et Moselle.

4330 Mine de Droitaumont, Meurthe et Moselle.

3495 Mines de Crespin, Nord. á2

3488 Mines de Douchy, Nord. No.2

3487 Mines de la Houve, Creutzwald, Moselle.

3493 Mines de LiTvin, LiTvin, Pas de Calais.

3498 Mines de LiTvin, LiTvin, Pas de Calais.

3505 Mines de LiTvin, LiTvin, Pas de Calais.

3506 Mines de LiTvin, LiTvin, Pas de Calais.

3486 Mines de Pouchy, Nord. No.1

3500 Mines de Roche-la-MoliFre et Firminy, Loire. 14

3501 Mines de Roche-la-MoliFre et Firminy, Loire. 15

3481 Mines de Soumont, Potigny, Calvados.

3485 Mines de Soumont, Potigny, Calvados.

3482 Mines de Valleroy, Briey, Meurthe et MoselIe.

3504 Schneider et Cie., le Creus(t, Saone et Loire.

4331 Schneider et Cie., le Creus(t, Saone et Loire.

4332 Schneider et Cie., le Creus(t, Saone et Loire.

3491 Schnejder et Cie., le Creuset, Saone et Loire.

4329 Soc. des HouillFres de Montrambert, Loire.

3508 Soc. des HouillFres de Montrambert, Loire. 7

3499 Soc. du Gaz de Paris, Seine.

4327 Soc. HouillFre de Decize, NiFvre.

4328 Soc. HouillFre de Decize, NiFvre.

3484 Soc. MTtallurgique de Normandie, Calvados.

3507 Soc. MTtallurgique de Normandie, Calvados.

3509 Soc. MTtallurgique de Normandie, Calvados.

Clingan notes that all of the exemplars of this "sturdy design ...spent their working lives with their original purchasers or their successors, with one exception." Most continued in service well into the 1950s and several operated until 1965.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassType 119
Locobase ID8485
RailroadIndustrial
CountryFrance
Whyte0-6-0T
Number in Class36
Road Numbers
GaugeStd
Number Built36
BuilderSchneider-Creusot
Year1920
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)11.48 / 3.50
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)11.48 / 3.50
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)11.48 / 3.50
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)33,069 / 15,000
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)92,594 / 42,000
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)92,594 / 42,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)92,594 / 42,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)832 / 3.15
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 0.80 / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)51 / 25.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)47.60 / 1210
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)142.10 / 9.80
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18.11" x 23.62" / 460x600
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)19,657 / 8916.28
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.71
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)189 - 1.811" / 46
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)11.32 / 3.45
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)96.88 / 9
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)21.31 / 1.98
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1066 / 99
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1066 / 99
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume151.38
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3028
Same as above plus superheater percentage3028
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area13,767
Power L12482
Power MT177.29

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