Metropolitain 0-6-4 Locomotives in France

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 032T (Locobase 20145)

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These two engines were built by the Nord in anticipation of winning approval for a line that would run from the gare du Nord along the Champ de Mars via les Halles. Unfortunately for the Nord, chances for approval foundered on the distaste for operating steam locomotives underground in the city. Doubtless, even then the authorities had seen accounts of similar rail lines in cities such as London and New York. In all three cities, underground rail would have to wait for the development of electrified lines, which in fact lay not far off in the future.

The two trial horses remained in service on the Petite Ceinture for decades.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Locobase ID20145
Number in Class2
Road Numbers3396-3397/3.102 a 3.103
Number Built2
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)10.96 / 3.34
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.85 / 6.66
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.50
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)21.85 / 6.66
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)33,731 / 15,300
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)101,192 / 45,900
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)132,057 / 59,900
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)132,057 / 59,900
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1848 / 7
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)56 / 28
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)57.30 / 1455
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)198.70 / 13.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)19.69" x 24.41" / 500x620
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)27,895 / 12652.97
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.63
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 9.84 / 3
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)18.62 / 1.73
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1235 / 114.70
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1235 / 114.70
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume143.56
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3700
Same as above plus superheater percentage3700
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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