Belfast & Northern Counties 0-6-0 Locomotives in Ireland

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 30 (Locobase 10718)

Data from "Broad Gauge Goods and Tank Engines, Northern Counties Committee", The Locomotive Magazine, Vol XV (15 June 1909), p. 121. Boiler pressure is an estimate.

The report describes a class of locomotives, but B-P's only locomotive of this type to go to the B & NC in 1880 was works 1920. In the same year and in the next two spots on the production line were 2-4-0s with works numbers 1921-1920. Locobase wouldn't be surprised if they shared the same boiler and firebox dimensions.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID10718
RailroadBelfast & Northern Counties (NCC)
Number in Class1
Road Numbers30
Number Built1
BuilderBeyer, Peacock
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)14.83 / 4.52
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)14.83 / 4.52
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)77,540 / 35,172
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)77,540 / 35,172
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)44,912 / 20,372
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)122,452 / 55,544
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1747 / 6.62
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 3.30 / 3
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)43 / 21.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)62.60 / 1590
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)150 / 10.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17" x 24" / 432x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)14,127 / 6407.91
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.49
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)152 - 1.875" / 48
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)972 / 90.33
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)972 / 90.33
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume154.16
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 area
Power L1
Power MT

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