Great Indian Peninsula 0-6-0 Locomotives in India


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class L 21 (Locobase 20437)

Data from "Locomotives for the Bombay Port Trust," The Locomotive Magazine, Vol XXI [21](15 March 1910), p. 53.

The LM report documented the transfer of four of the class to the Bombay Port Trust Railway as their 01-04. Locobase cannot say if the data shown above reflect the original deliveries or engines with later modifications. Although he suspects they were part of a larger class, he can't say how many engines it contained. The report said that the engine and tender together weighed 59 1/2 long tons (133,280 lb or 60,455 kg).


Class unknown (Locobase 16007)

Data from "New Locomotives for the Great Indian Peninsula Ry," The Locomotive Magazine, Vol XVI (15 October 1910), p. 212.

The GIPR's English origins show up vividly in this nonet of six-coupled tender goods engines delivered in 1910.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassL 21unknown
Locobase ID20437 16007
RailroadGreat Indian Peninsula (GIPR)Great Indian Peninsula (GIPR)
CountryIndiaIndia
Whyte0-6-00-6-0
Number in Class49
Road Numbers400, 418. 50-51
Gauge5'6"5'6"
Number Built49
BuilderNeilson, ReidKitson & Co
Year18781910
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)12.50 / 3.81
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)12.50 / 3.81
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
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)1800 / 6.823600 / 13.64
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 4.40 / 4
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)60 / 152461.50 / 1562
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)140 / 11.70170 / 11.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17" x 24" / 432x61018" x 26" / 457x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)13,756 / 6239.6219,793 / 8977.96
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)194 - 1.75" / 44228 - 1.75" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)11.29 / 3.4411.42 / 3.48
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)85 / 7.90126 / 11.71
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)21 / 1.9525.50 / 2.37
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1089 / 101.171315 / 122.17
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1089 / 101.171315 / 122.17
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume172.72171.72
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation29404335
Same as above plus superheater percentage29404335
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11,90021,420
Power L133624426
Power MT

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