Ostafrikanische Eisenbahngesellschaft 2-8-0 Locomotives in Namibia


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 63 (Locobase 12932)

Data from Martin Niklas, [] thread on German colonial locomotives and wagons, last accessed 28 July 2011.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class63
Locobase ID12932
RailroadOstafrikanische Eisenbahngesellschaft
CountryNamibia
Whyte2-8-0T
Number in Class4
Road Numbers63-66
GaugeMetre
Number Built4
BuilderMaffei
Year1910
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)17.72 / 5.40
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)70,548 / 32,000
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)83,776 / 38,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)83,776 / 38,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1320 / 5
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 4.40 / 4
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)29 / 14.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)39.40 / 1000
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)174 / 12
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)14.57" x 19.69" / 370x500
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)15,690 / 7116.87
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.50
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)67.25 / 6.25
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)13.34 / 1.24
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)666 / 61.85
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)666 / 61.85
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume175.28
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2321
Same as above plus superheater percentage2321
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11,702
Power L13014
Power MT376.75

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