Anglo-Greek Magnesite Kitson-Meyer Locomotives in Greece


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class KAKAVOS (Locobase 3626)

Data from Wiener (1930). Works number was 906 in 1903.

One of smallest articulateds to be found in Locobase, this design used the Kitson-Meyer arrangement of both sets of drivers leading their cylinders under a common frame and boiler.

The industrial-locomotive website [] (accessed 15 Jan 2006) has a listing of Barclay engines. This particular unit was owned by Glasgow-based James Howden & Co, which sent it to Limni in Greece in May 1903.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassKAKAVOS
Locobase ID3626
RailroadAnglo-Greek Magnesite
CountryGreece
Whyte0-4-0+0-4-0T
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Gauge2'6"
Number Built1
BuilderAndrew Barclay
Year1903
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)8 / 1.22
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)17 / 5.18
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.47
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)67,200 / 30,481
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)67,200 / 30,481
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)67,200 / 30,481
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)800 / 2.52
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 1.70 / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)28 / 14
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)27.50 / 699
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)165 / 11.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)9" x 15" / 229x381 (4)
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)12,393 / 5621.38
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.42
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)115 - 1.75" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 9.81 / 2.99
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)48 / 4.46
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 8.50 / 0.79
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)508 / 47.21
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)508 / 47.21
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume229.98
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1403
Same as above plus superheater percentage1403
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area7920
Power L12561
Power MT336.07

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