Hannover 2-2-0 Locomotives in Germany

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class T0 - Henschel (Locobase 20241)

Data from [], last accessed 6 August 2017. See also the Deutches Technikmuseum online entry at [].

If the Schichau-produced pair of four-wheeler (Locobase 6340) resembled a gasoline-powered baggage van in 1880, these Henschels anticipated a coupe. Its von Borries cross-compound power system had grown as the designer explored the proper compounding ratio and just how readily the idea's potential could be scaled up.

The Henschels served local traffic made up with a low trailing load. The engines were capable of 60 kph (37 mph).

Perhaps surprisingly, the T0s lasted into the 20th century with the last being retired in 1922. Moreover, one of them was preserved in a museum.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassT0 - Henschel
Locobase ID20241
Number in Class10
Road Numbers6001-6008; Kassel 6001-6002
Number Built10
BuilderHenschel & Sohn
Valve GearHeusinger
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) / 3.70
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) / 3.70
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)20,283 / 9200
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)23,589 / 10,700
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)44,533 / 20,200
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)44,533 / 20,200
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML) / 2.30
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)39 / 19.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)45.30 / 1150
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)174 / 12
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)10.63" x 16.54" / 270x420 (1)
Low Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17.32" x 16.54" / 440x420 (1)
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)4432 / 2010.32
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.32
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)39.83 / 3.70
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 8.61 / 0.80
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)366 / 34
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)366 / 34
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume430.86
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1498
Same as above plus superheater percentage1498
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area6930
Power L13292
Power MT307.67

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