Paris Exhibition 1878 0-6-0 Locomotives in Great_Britain

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 7379)

Data from Report of the Commissioners for Victoria to His Excellency the Governor (Melbourne, Vic: John Ferres, 1879). pp. 142. See also Titre Exposition universelle internationale de 1878 a Paris. Rapports du jury internationale..Volume Groupe VI - Classe 64. Rapport sur le materiel des chemins de fer. p. 50 ( (accessed 1 September 2005) table and page 91.

Although larger than many of the other FW locomotives of the day, this exposition display seems to have represented the line of industrial tank engines quite well.

About a year after the Exhibition, the Railway News of 15 November 1879 (Volume XXXII, No 827) carried the announcement "To Engineers, Capitalists, and Others - For Sale by Private Contract" that the lease, plant, and business of the late firm of Fox, Walker, and Company were available. "To any Capitalist," said the offer", this is a favourable opportunity for embarking in a good established business." Peckett and Sons must have agreed as they acquired the facilities in 1880.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Locobase ID7379
RailroadParis Exhibition 1878
CountryGreat Britain
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Number Built1
BuilderFox Walker
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 9.71 / 2.96
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 9.71 / 2.96
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) 9.71 / 2.96
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)50,400 / 22,861
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)50,400 / 22,861
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)50,400 / 22,861
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)720 / 2.73
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 1.70 / 2
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)28 / 14
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)42.50 / 1080
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)120 / 8.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)14" x 20" / 356x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)9408 / 4267.40
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.36
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)125 - 1.772" / 45
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 8.27 / 2.52
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)49.25 / 4.58
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 7.27 / 0.68
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)522 / 48.50
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)522 / 48.50
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume146.49
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation872
Same as above plus superheater percentage872
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area5910
Power L11833
Power MT240.54

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