SociTtT des Chemins de fer de St Victor a Thizy Cours 0-6-0 Locomotives in France

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class le Progres (Locobase 8000)

Data from [];3446&IdArt=3495 (accessed 4 December 2006).

This quintet originally served a secondary line between the Rhone and the Loire. Although most of the class was scrapped after the Trambouze closed, #3 (works #2503) wound up in the hands of the l'Association du Chemin de fer de la Seudre, which reopened a museum line between Saujon and La Tremblade. This line runs for 21 km (13 miles) south from the Biscay port of La Rochelle.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Classle Progres
Locobase ID8000
RailroadSociTtT des Chemins de fer de St Victor a Thizy Cours
Number in Class5
Road Numbers1-5
Number Built5
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 8.86 / 2.70
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 8.86 / 2.70
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) 8.86 / 2.70
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)59,966 / 27,200
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)59,966 / 27,200
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)59,966 / 27,200
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)33 / 16.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)39.40 / 1001
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130.50 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)13.78" x 17.32" / 350x440
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)9259 / 4199.82
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 6.48
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)134 - 1.811" / 46
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 9.04 / 0.84
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)624 / 58
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)624 / 58
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume208.72
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1180
Same as above plus superheater percentage1180
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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