Bankura-Damooda River 0-6-4 Locomotives in India

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 20752)

Data from "Narrow-Gauge Tank Engines for India", Locomotive Magazine, Volume XXVI [26] (15 April 1920), p. 72.

One of several of McLeod´s Light Railways (MLR), the BDR operated in West Bengal near Calcutta beginning in 1916. Several sources describe this design as the 97 km (60 mile) line's standard locomotive. Locobase doesn't know how many were in this order.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID20752
RailroadBankura-Damooda River
Number in Class
Road Numbers
Number Built
BuilderWG Bagnall
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)7 / 2.13
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)17 / 5.18
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.41
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)17 / 5.18
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)63,056 / 28,602
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)22,400 / 10,160
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)85,456 / 38,762
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)960 / 3.64
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)36 / 914
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)12" x 18" / 305x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)9792 / 4441.58
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)113 - 1.75" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 9.58 / 2.92
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)47.27 / 4.39
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)543 / 50.45
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)543 / 50.45
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume230.46
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation
Same as above plus superheater percentage
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area7563
Power L13175
Power MT

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