Kiushiu / Kyushu 2-6-0 Locomotives in Japan


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 14405)

Data from "Mogul for Japan," Railway and Locomotive Engineering, Vol 15, No 4 (April 1902), p. 188.

The R&LE report says that these dozen engines were part of a larger order for the "Kuishiu" Railway.


Class unknown (Locobase 2895)

Data from Catalogue Descriptive of Simple and Compound Locomotives built by Brooks Locomotive Works, Dunkirk, NY (Buffalo, NY: Matthew-Northrup Company, 1899). See also Consul-General Gowey, "Length of Railways in Japan as of July 31", letter of 24 August 1898, in Consular Reports - December 1898, Volume LVIII, No. 219, US House of Representatives, 55th Congress, 2nd Session, Doc. No. 565, Part 4 (Washington, DC: GPO, 1898), p. 565. Works numbers were 2898-2909 in January 1898.

Similar to the Kankaku Prairie tank, but with a Mogul arrangement and slightly smaller boiler.

In 1898, a report showed that the Kiushiu (also spelled Kyushiu as well as Kyushu) had been authorized to build 323.73 miles and had completed 282.51 miles. The railway was one of the 17 private railroads later grouped under the Japanese Government Railways umbrella.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Classunknownunknown
Locobase ID14405 2895
RailroadKyushuKiushiu (Kyushu)
CountryJapanJapan
Whyte2-6-02-6-0T
Number in Class212
Road Numbers102-113
Gauge3'6"3'6"
Number Built212
BuilderKobeBrooks
Year19011898
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)12 / 3.66
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)13.92 / 4.2419 / 5.79
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)40.56 / 12.3619 / 5.79
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)94,024 / 42,64974,000 / 33,566
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)108,752 / 49,32989,600 / 40,642
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)50,820 / 23,052
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)159,572 / 72,38189,600 / 40,642
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2433 / 9.221320 / 5
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 2.50 / 2 1.50 / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)52 / 2641 / 20.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)43 / 109250 / 1270
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)150 / 10.30160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18" x 22" / 457x55917" x 22" / 432x559
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)21,135 / 9586.6917,294 / 7844.44
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.45 4.28
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)190 - 1.75" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 9.59 / 2.92
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)78.10 / 7.26
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)18.50 / 1.7214.10 / 1.31
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1186 / 110.18905 / 84.11
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1186 / 110.18905 / 84.11
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume183.04156.59
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation27752256
Same as above plus superheater percentage27752256
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area12,496
Power L12989
Power MT267.15

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