Great Southern & Western 0-2-2 Locomotives in Ireland

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Steam motor (Locobase 10445)

Data from "New Steam Rail Motor Coach, Great Southern & Western Railway", The Railway Magazine, (July 1905), p.76.

This was the first steam rail motor to be built in Ireland and was put in service on the 5 1/2-mile (8.9 km) long Goold's Cross and Cashel branch line. Soon after it entered into service it was averaging 12 trips a day. Its coach portion had a capacity of 6 first-class and 48 third-class passengers and measured 50 ft long.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassSteam motor
Locobase ID10445
RailroadGreat Southern & Western
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Number Built1
BuilderInchicore Works
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)16.08 / 4.90
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)22.08 / 6.73
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.73
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)22.08 / 6.73
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)89,600 / 40,642
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) 0.60 / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)33 / 838
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)8.5" x 12" / 216x305
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)2903 / 1316.78
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)333 - 1.5" / 38
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)42.40 / 3.94
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 8.40 / 0.78
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)393 / 36.52
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)393 / 36.52
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume498.65
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1092
Same as above plus superheater percentage1092
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area5512
Power L15489
Power MT

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