Köln-Frechen-Benzelrather Eisenbahn 0-6-0 Locomotives in Germany

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class C110 (Locobase 4931)

Data from Joachim Biemann's website [] (December 2001), later linked to [], last accessed 17 October 2022.

Biemann explains that Humboldt built these 42-tonners on spec, which meant they were available on short notice for a variety of railroads. Earlier C102s had small side tanks, while the C110s traded coal bunkerage for additional water capacity. (Note: Heating surface is given from the water side; fireside HS was 997 sq ft)..

Those delivered to Cologne-area KFBE as 9-17 were delivered in batches of 6 (Works #715-720) in 1911-1912 and 3 (Works #952-954) in 1913-1914. In the mid-1920s, several more were added with 14 operating on the KFBE at one time. Gradually these were sold off over the next decade and a half. That attrition, together with war damage, reduced the stud to 4 and these were sold between 1946-1951.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Locobase ID4931
RailroadKöln-Frechen-Benzelrather Eisenbahn (KFBE)
Number in Class16
Road Numbers
Number Built16
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)92,594 / 42,000
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)92,594 / 42,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)92,594 / 42,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1452 / 5.50
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)51 / 25.50
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)16.93" x 21.65" / 430x550
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)22,962 / 10415.40
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.03
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)17.22 / 1.60
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1147 / 106.60
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1147 / 106.60
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume203.34
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3246
Same as above plus superheater percentage3246
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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