Rhein-Ettenheim-munster 0-6-0 Locomotives in Germany

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 21040)

Data from "3/3 gek. Tender-lokomotiven fur 1 m spurweite", Locomotiven, A Borsig (Tegel bei Berlin, 1898), archived on Historical Railway Images, Flickr, at [], last accessed 8 July 2022. Works numbers were 4427-4429 in 1892.

These metre-gauge six-coupled shunters wore their link motion outside the frames on the rear driving wheels. They opened the 15.9 km (9.9 mile) REM Lokalbahn in 1893. The main line led from the Rhine river east to Orschweiser thence to Ettenheim.

World War I's armistice forced significant changes on this railway beginning with a truncation of the line by closing all west of Orschweiser and renaming the remainder the Kleinbahn Orschweier-Ettenheimmünster.

Four years later led to conversion to standard gauge and redundancy for the narrow-gauge six-coupled trio. 1 went to the AG Eiserfelder stonework. 2 to the Ruhpolding Forest Railway and 3 to work a Bavarian mine.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID21040
Number in Class3
Road Numbers1-3
Number Built3
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)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)34,833 / 15,800
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)34,833 / 15,800
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)422 / 1.60
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 0.70 / 0.60
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)19 / 9.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)33.90 / 860
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)174 / 12
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)9.06" x 16.93" / 230x430
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)6063 / 2750.13
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.75
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) 6.46 / 0.60
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)320 / 29.70
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)320 / 29.70
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume253.31
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1124
Same as above plus superheater percentage1124
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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