C.F.Mozambique 2-10-2 Locomotives in Mozambique


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 200 (Locobase 963)

Data from a table in 1947 Locomotive Cyclopedia, supplemented and corrected by DeGolyer, Vol 63, pp. 101. See also "Locomotives Recently Built for Foreign Countries," Railway Age Gazette, Vol 58, No 25 (18 June 1915), pp. 1407-1408. Works numbers were 41879-41880 in January 1915, 45109-45111 in February 1917, and 52122, 52140-52142, 52151 in August 1919.

These Santa Fes traveled over a relatively gentle profile when they arrived in Mozambique. Minimum curve radius was a sweeping 300 metres (984 feet) or 5 3/4 degrees. Maximum grade amounted to 1.25%. The roadbed followed English design practice and used 80 lb/yard (40 kg/metre) rail standing 5" (127 mm) high and resting on steel ties placed a metre (39.4") apart.

The arsenical copper fireboxes burned coal from the Transvaal (South Africa) that was rated to have an average calorific power of 83.3% (approximately 12,075 BTU) when compared to the best Welsh coal.

These were sturdy and long-serving locomotives that could be seen at work in the 1960s and 1970s with little sign of wear.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class200
Locobase ID963
RailroadC.F.Mozambique
CountryMozambique
Whyte2-10-2
Number in Class10
Road Numbers200-209
Gauge3'6"
Number Built10
BuilderBaldwin
Year1915
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)17.33 / 5.28
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)32.67 / 9.96
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.53
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)61.46 / 18.73
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)31,000 / 14,061
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)144,000 / 65,317
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)179,300 / 81,329
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)102,000 / 46,266
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)281,300 / 127,595
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)5000 / 18.94
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 8.80 / 8
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)48 / 24
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)48 / 1219
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)170 / 11.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)21.5" x 24" / 546x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)33,398 / 15149.10
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.31
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)130 - 2.25" / 57
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)22 - 5.5" / 140
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)20.50 / 6.25
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)143.70 / 13.35
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)35.40 / 3.29
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2354 / 218.69
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)417 / 38.74
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2771 / 257.43
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume233.42
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation6018
Same as above plus superheater percentage6921
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area28,093
Power L19205
Power MT704.64

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