Strasbourg 2-2-2 Locomotives in France

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 11344)

Data from L Chatelier, E Flachat, J Petiet, and C Polonceau, Guide du Mecanicien Constructeur et Conducteur de Machines Locomotives (Paris: Chez Paul Dupont, 1851), pp. 369-370 and tables on 376-387.

As Desormes et Cail hit its stride with its design of singles for French railways, this batch went east to Alsace-Lorraine comprising almost all of the same dimensions as those of the Nord engines shown in Locobase 11341.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID11344
Number in Class
Road Numbers
Number Built
Valve Gear
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 9.89 / 3.02
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)
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)52,748 / 23,926
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)34,368 / 15,589
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)87,116 / 39,515
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1320 / 5
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 2.20 / 2
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)66.10 / 1680
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)97.20 / 6.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)14.96" x 22.05" / 380x560
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)6168 / 2797.76
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)125 - 1.929" / 49
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)12.37 / 3.77
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)53.91 / 5.01
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)10.01 / 0.93
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)803 / 74.60
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)803 / 74.60
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume179.01
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation973
Same as above plus superheater percentage973
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area5240
Power L12560
Power MT

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