CF de Luxembourg 0-6-0 Locomotives in Luxemburg

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 11285)

Data from Ernest Taillard, Exposition Universelle de Paris de 1867-Chemins de Fer-Les Locomotives et le Materiel de Transport, 1ie Volume (Paris: Dunod, 1867), pp. 6-9.

Exhibited at the Exposition, this design was meant to satisfy requirements that the locomotive conquer 1.8-2% grades and 350-metre radius curves with 190 tons (19 wagons of 10 tons each) at 30-35 km/h (18.6-21.7 mph). Both the cylinders and the valve gear were inside the frames and drove through a cranked middle axle.

Taillard commented that the engine showed itself equal to the best English machines. Well-built, sober in its lines. However, the author also comments that the locomotive's drivers are of a diameter that don't accord with the service demanded by heavy trains and that the railway would at some point replace them with 8-coupled locomotives.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Locobase ID11285
RailroadCF de Luxembourg
Number in Class
Road Numbers
Number Built
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)13.45 / 4.10
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)13.45 / 4.10
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)26,455 / 12,000
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)78,264 / 35,500
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)78,264 / 35,500
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1056 / 4
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 1.80 / 2
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)43 / 21.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)57.10 / 1450
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)116 / 8
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17.72" x 25.59" / 450x650
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)13,875 / 6293.60
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.64
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)200 - 1.969" / 50
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)12.01 / 3.66
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)98.67 / 9.17
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)21.30 / 1.98
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1336 / 124.17
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1336 / 124.17
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume182.91
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2471
Same as above plus superheater percentage2471
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11,446
Power L12765
Power MT233.66

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