Euskirchener Kreisbahnen 0-8-0 Locomotives in Germany

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Type E VIII d (Locobase 5051)

Data supplied by Claus Gaertner on 6 May 2002 in a group thread [] Rory O'Connor's comments suggest that a Brazilian locomotive was the object of his question. Gaertner's data refer to a batch of twelve produced as works numbers 7553-7564. [] confirms that these were metre-gauge locomotives.

In a later discussion on the BahnhofStubchen narrow-gauge forum at [], Jurgen von Trollingen's post of 26 May 2006 gave a complete history of the twelve locomotives apparently headed for the Heersfeldbahn (the Army's railway corps) but not delivered.

As many as eight of the twelve were delivered to the Euskirchener Kreisbahnen.

The Albtalbahn received 7561, the Alsener Kreisbahnen got two, the last one (7564) went to the Ruhr-Lippe Kleinbahnen, and one wound up in Finland on the Virkkala-Ojamo Railway. This last engine was retired in 1971 and retained for display.

Von Trollinger can account for withdrawal dates of eight of the twelve. 7553-7554 went in 1927, 7560 in 1929. The other five survived for decades. 7561 was retired in 1956, 7555 in 1957, and 7556-7557 in 1958.

Volker Dehnke has more information in his 5 April 2013 post to the Bimmelbahn-Forum in the thread [], last accessed 25 July 2013.

The VIII d was one of a series of very similar designs built by Krauss from 1904 on.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

ClassType E VIII d
Locobase ID5051
RailroadEuskirchener Kreisbahnen
Number in Class12
Road NumbersHK 82-93
Number Built12
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)10.50 / 3.20
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)63,933 / 29,000
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)63,933 / 29,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)63,933 / 29,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)634 / 2.40
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 1.10 / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)27 / 13.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)35.40 / 899
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)174 / 12
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15.74" x 17.72" / 400x450
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)18,342 / 8319.80
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.49
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)13.13 / 1.22
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)618 / 57.43
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)618 / 57.43
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume154.86
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2285
Same as above plus superheater percentage2285
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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