Werrabahn 0-6-0 Locomotives in Germany

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 10013)

Data from reprint and translation of "Working of Tank-Locomotives on the Werra Railway," Organ fur die Fortschritte des Eisenbahnwesens (1880), p. 294. (taken from Minutes of proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (London: Institution of Civil Engineers (1881), p. 401.

The Werra, which was located in Central Germany along the river of the same name, had opened in 1858. These 6-coupleds were the main freight engines at the time, the author said,

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID10013
Number in Class12
Road Numbers
Number Built12
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)84,700 / 38,419
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)84,700 / 38,419
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)81,700 / 37,059
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)166,400 / 75,478
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)52 / 1321
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)105 / 7.20
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18.5" x 24.75" / 470x629
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)14,539 / 6594.79
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.83
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)
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1240 / 115.24
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1240 / 115.24
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume161.04
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation
Same as above plus superheater percentage
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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