War Railways 0-8-0 Locomotives in Germany

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class KDL 6 (Locobase 6204)

Data from [] (5 July 2004).

This widely used industrial locomotive appears on the Belgian site without a driver diameter. The figure in the specifications is estimated based on several other postwar 0-8-0Ts of similar size and track gauge. The tube diameter is estimated given the same conditions.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassKDL 6
Locobase ID6204
RailroadWar Railways
Number in Class
Road Numbers
Number Built
BuilderHenschel & Sohn
Valve GearHeusinger
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)145,284 / 65,900
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)145,284 / 65,900
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)145,284 / 65,900
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2112 / 8
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 2.20 / 2
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)61 / 30.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)43.30 / 1100
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)174 / 12
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)21.26" x 21.65" / 540x550
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)33,424 / 15160.89
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.35
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)253 - 1.77" / 45
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)13.22 / 4.03
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)23.67 / 2.20
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1361 / 126.50
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1361 / 126.50
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume153.00
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation4119
Same as above plus superheater percentage4119
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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