Dutch Rhenish/Holland Railway 0-4-0 Locomotives in Netherlands

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Class 17 (Locobase 20784)

Data from L Derens"The Dutch Rhenish Railway and Its Locomotives"," The Locomotive Magazine, Volume XXVI [26] (15 October 1920), pp. 228-229. Works numbers were 2938-2942 in 1881.

These little saddle tanks managed to tuck a Belpaire firebox under the water tank. The tank extended from the bunker to the smokebox, splitting around the stack. Works 2342 was lost at sea before delivery.

Used as shunters, the quartet remained in use on the Holland Railway in 1919-1920.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

ClassClass 17
Locobase ID20784
RailroadDutch Rhenish/Holland Railway
Number in Class5
Road Numbers388-392/901-904
Number Built5
BuilderSharp, Stewart
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)7 / 2.13
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)7 / 2.13
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)7 / 2.13
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)60,906 / 27,627
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)60,906 / 27,627
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)60,906 / 27,627
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)600 / 2.27
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 0.56 / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)51 / 25.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)49 / 1245
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)150 / 10.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 22" / 381x559
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)12,880 / 5842.28
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.73
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)63.50 / 5.90
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)632 / 58.71
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)632 / 58.71
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume140.45
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation
Same as above plus superheater percentage
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area9525
Power L12585
Power MT187.14

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