Bavarian State 0-6-0 Locomotives in Germany

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class C (Locobase 5957)

Data from Christian Lindecke's website [] (visited 28 November 2003) (translated by Google).

These six-coupleds were built for the eastern Bavarian lines and were similar to the C IIIs in the western lines. Lindecke showed three weights, driver diameters, boiler pressures, and heating surface areas. Locobase took the last of each.

According to Lindecke, this class proved successful and was eventually classed C III. Of the 52, 38 received DRG class designations -- 53 7834-53 7868, demonstrating their longevity. By 1928, the class had been retired.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Locobase ID5957
RailroadBavarian State (Ostbahn)
Number in Class55
Road NumbersC13-C64
Number Built55
Valve GearStephenson
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)26,455 / 12,000
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)81,571 / 37,000
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)81,571 / 37,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)45 / 22.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)50.20 / 1274
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)145 / 10
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)19.02" x 24.02" / 483x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)21,334 / 9676.95
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.82
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)19.15 / 1.78
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1130 / 105
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1130 / 105
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume143.06
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2777
Same as above plus superheater percentage2777
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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