Great Indian Peninsula 0-2-2 Locomotives in India

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Steam rail motor (Locobase 10565)

Data from "New Locomotives for the Great Indian Peninsula Ry," The Locomotive Magazine, Vol XII (14 July 1906), p. 114.

The GIPR adopted a growing fashion for light-traffic steam rail motor cars, acquiring the locomotive portion from Kerr Stuart and building the coach in the shops at Parel, Bombay. The coach provided a composite seating layout with first and third-class seats numbering 6 and 56, respectively. It was the only such vehicle procured by the GIPR.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassSteam rail motor
Locobase ID10565
RailroadGreat Indian Peninsula (GIPR)
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Number Built1
BuilderKerr, Stuart & Co
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)51.50 / 15.70
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)51.50 / 15.70
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)660 / 2.50
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 0.90 / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)41 / 1041
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)170 / 11.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)9" x 15" / 229x381
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)4282 / 1942.28
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)160 - 1.5" / 38
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)47 / 4.37
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 8.75 / 0.81
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)353 / 32.81
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)353 / 32.81
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume319.61
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1488
Same as above plus superheater percentage1488
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area7990
Power L16185
Power MT

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