Westfalische Landes EB 0-10-0 Locomotives in Germany

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 10559)

Data from "'Decapod' Tank Locomotive, Westphalian Railway," The Locomotive Magazine, Vol XII (15 June 1906), p.90.

The WLEB penetrated some pretty rugged terrain that the LM report described as "...abounding in sharp curves and gradients as steep as 1 in 50." Whew! So the goal was to put as much adhesive authority under a moderately sized boiler as possible while allowing later play in both end axles.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID10559
RailroadWestfalische Landes EB
Number in Class
Road Numbers
Number Built
Valve GearHeusinger
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)18.37 / 5.60
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)18.37 / 5.60
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)18.37 / 5.60
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)141,096 / 64,000
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)141,096 / 64,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)141,096 / 64,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)47 / 23.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)51.20 / 1300
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)175.50 / 12.10
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)20.47" x 23.82" / 520x605
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)29,081 / 13190.94
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.85
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)184 - 1.732" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)14.76 / 4.50
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)89.85 / 8.35
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)21.52 / 2
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1237 / 115
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1237 / 115
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume136.34
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3777
Same as above plus superheater percentage3777
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15,769
Power L12783
Power MT217.42

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