Meusienne 2-6-0 Locomotives in France

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 5108)

Data from (August 2002).

According to the site, which focuses on the Petit Anjou system, this class originally went into service on 295 km (183 mi) of metric track in the Meuse.

The Petit Anjou paid 28,000 francs in 1936 for each of two locomotives (3809 and 3811) to supplement the shrinking resources of the line. Unfortunately for the railway, however, the locomotives proved too heavy for the line.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID5108
Number in Class3
Road Numbers3809-3811+
Number Built
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)
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)44,092 / 20,000
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)56,218 / 25,500
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)56,218 / 25,500
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)631 / 2.39
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 1.10 / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)24 / 12
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)39.40 / 1000
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)174 / 12
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)12.99" x 18.11" / 330x460
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)11,471 / 5203.16
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.84
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 9.90 / 0.92
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)511 / 47.49
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)511 / 47.49
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume183.95
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1723
Same as above plus superheater percentage1723
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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