Bielstein-Waldbrol 0-6-0 Locomotives in Germany

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Waldbr~l (Locobase 8037)

Data from [], accessed 27 December 2006..

This pair of standard-gauge six-coupled tanks were Jung works #2242-2243 (Bielstein and Waldbrÿl , respectively). They served the kleinbahn as both passenger and freight engines for several decades. Passenger traffic died off in the thirties, but freight traffic continued strong enought that when Bieldstein was retired in the 1950s and replaced by a BR 92 tank, Waldbrÿl was renamed Bielstein and continued on.

After Waldbrÿl's final retirement on 30 June 1966, it was plinthed for a while, then trucked to a shelter for restoration. At the time of the website's construction in 2006, there was insufficient money to perform a complete reconditioning, although there was hope. And the hope was not misplaced. The Eisenbahnmuseum Dieringhausen restored the engine to service in 2008. Beginning in 2010, the Bergische Lÿwe was organized to work with the museum in sponsoring tourist runs with the Waldbrÿl.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID8037
Number in Class2
Road Numbers
Number Built2
Valve GearHeusinger
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 9.84 / 3
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 9.84 / 3
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) 9.84 / 3
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)88,185 / 40,000
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)88,185 / 40,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)88,185 / 40,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1188 / 4.50
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)49 / 24.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)43.30 / 1100
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)188.50 / 13
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15.75" x 21.65" / 400x550
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)19,873 / 9014.25
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.44
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)16.14 / 1.50
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)925 / 86
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)925 / 86
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume189.47
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3042
Same as above plus superheater percentage3042
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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