ARBED-Esch 0-6-0 Locomotives in Luxemburg

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 5023)

[] offers a table of locomotives preserved by the Luxembourg group "Train 1900". Among them is this standard O&K(works # 5457) that, other than its larger cylinders, is virtually identical to two other 0-6-0 tanks produced by this company in the same year and described in Locobase in Spanish (North African) and Uruguayan service. 5457 first went into service in Esch. It was acquired by the Train 1900 group in 1977.

ARBED (AciTries RTunies de Burbach-Eich-Dudelange) was the umbrella acronym for a series of steel works railroads in Luxembourg that were amalgamated in 1911. See [] for details.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID5023
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Number Built1
BuilderOrenstein & Koppel
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 9.14 / 2.79
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 9.14 / 2.79
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)99,208 / 45,000
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)99,208 / 45,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)99,208 / 45,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1584 / 6
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 1.70 / 2
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)55 / 27.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)43.30 / 1100
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)174 / 12
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17.72" x 21.65" / 450x550
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)23,220 / 10532.43
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.27
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)16.14 / 1.50
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)968 / 89.96
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)968 / 89.96
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume156.64
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2808
Same as above plus superheater percentage2808
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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