Anatolian 2-8-0 Locomotives in Greece

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 8947)

Data from Albert H Bone, "Some Recent Designs of Locomotives for Service on Continental Railways", Cassier's Magazine, 1910, pp. 570, 604.

A knuckle-dragging Consolidation, this design was built to haul "big loads up long gradients." Although it was limited to an axle-load of 13.3 tons (29,792 lb), the engine could put more weight on the rail by filling a tank located in the engine's frame with water drawn from the tender. At that point, total adhesion rose to 58.5 tons (131,040 lb). Radial traverse on the pony truck and 1/2" play on the second and fourth driving axles improved the locomotive's ability to negotiate curves.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID8947
Number in Class
Road Numbers
Number Built
BuilderHenschel & Sohn
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)14.76 / 4.50
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)23.62 / 7.20
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.62
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)156,087 / 70,800
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)156,087 / 70,800
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)65 / 32.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)53.10 / 1350
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)169.70 / 11.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)23.62" x 24.8" / 600x630
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)37,585 / 17048.29
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.15
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)16.40 / 5
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)138 / 12.80
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)32.28 / 3
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1738 / 161.50
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)430 / 40
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2168 / 201.50
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume138.19
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5478
Same as above plus superheater percentage6573
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area28,102
Power L17520
Power MT424.86

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