West Clare 0-6-2 Locomotives in Ireland

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Slieve Callan (Locobase 2767)

Developments of the West Clare's 0-6-0 tanks with larger fireboxes -- Dubs works # 2890-2892. The other two were named Saint Senan and Lady Inchiquin. The first left service in 1959, but was preserved. Saint Senan was scrapped in December 1956. Lady Inchiquin had a much shorter life, being scrapped in 1922.

[] (August 2002) for data.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassSlieve Callan
Locobase ID2767
RailroadWest Clare
Number in Class3
Road Numbers5-7
Number Built3
BuilderDubs & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 9.50 / 2.90
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)15 / 4.57
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)58,240
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)79,744 / 36,171
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)79,744 / 36,171
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1126 / 4.27
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)32 / 16
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)42 / 1067
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)150 / 10.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 20" / 381x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)13,661 / 6196.53
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.26
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)74 / 6.88
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)11.18 / 1.04
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)741 / 68.87
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)741 / 68.87
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume181.15
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1677
Same as above plus superheater percentage1677
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11,100
Power L12852
Power MT323.88

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