Bengal & North Western 2-6-2 Locomotives in Great_Britain


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class E 2313 (Locobase 21035)

Data from Quote E.2313 card and photo, W G Bagnall, Ltd, Castle Engine Works, Stafford, archived in Historical Railway Images at [], last accessed 7 July 2022..Works numbers were 2313-2316 in November 1927.

One of a series of Quote cards to be sent to prospective customers. Metre-gauge Prairie goods tank with closely spaced drivers, trailing truck under the footplate and leading truck ahead of the smokebox, piston valves, and Belpaire firebox. Compared to the standard-gauge 0-8-0T goods tank (Locobase 21034), the big differences were less total weight and smaller grate.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

ClassE 2313
Locobase ID21035
RailroadBengal & North Western
CountryGreat Britain
Whyte2-6-2T
Number in Class4
Road Numbers343-346
GaugeMetre
Number Built4
BuilderWG Bagnall
Year1927
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)10 / 3.05
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)24 / 7.32
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.42
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)24 / 7.32
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)98,896 / 44,859
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)98,896 / 44,859
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)960 / 3.64
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 1.65 / 1.50
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)43 / 1092
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 22" / 381x559
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)17,613 / 7989.13
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)100 / 9.29
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)12.75 / 1.18
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1026 / 95.32
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1026 / 95.32
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume228.02
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2295
Same as above plus superheater percentage2295
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area18,000
Power L14375
Power MT

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