Dutch Rhenish Tramways 0-4-0 Locomotives in Netherlands

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Class 19 - 1-12 (Locobase 20778)

Data from L Derens"The Dutch Rhenish Railway and Its Locomotives"," The Locomotive Magazine, Volume XXVI [26] (15 June 1920), pp. 137-138. 1-7 in 1879, 8-12 in 1880, and 13-17 in 1881.

As the Rhenish continued to expand its network during the 1860s and upgraded its train control by adding block-signals and detonating fog signals in 1869, the railway began builidng steam tramways for local traffic. One connected Hague with Scheveningen over 4.715 km (2.9 miles) and was opened on 1 July 1870. The Ceinture connected Rhenish's Amsterdam station at Weesperpoort with Holland Railway's Central Station (opened 4 August 1880) over 5.1 km (3.2 miles) of tramway.

This stubby little tram motor had a short horizontal boiler in its coach body; a slide valve regulator was housed in a small dome. Its running gear wore shrouds to protect pedestrians from its running gear. No 1 offered a slightly larger grate (4.47 sq ft/0.415 sq m) and slight differences in heating surface area. 13-17's heating surface area totalled 142.1 sq ft (13.2 sq m).

Those operating on the Hague line were required to divert their exhaust steam through a slide valve into the rooftop water tank where a water-ejector placed in the water tank condensed it for reuse. Similar noise-reduction diversions of the safety-valve and vacuum ejector steam sought to render the tram motors more acceptable to the city.

An unusually long-lived class as tram motors went, the class was updated with continuous brakes in 1902-1903.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassClass 19 - 1-12
Locobase ID20778
RailroadDutch Rhenish Tramways
Number in Class16
Road Numbers2-17
Number Built16
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 4.50 / 1.37
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 4.50 / 1.37
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) 4.50 / 1.37
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)19,219 / 8718
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)19,219 / 8718
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)490 / 1.86
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 0.38
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)16 / 8
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)28 / 711
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)150 / 10.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)7" x 11" / 178x279
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)2454 / 1113.12
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 7.83
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)25.80 / 2.40
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 4.30 / 0.40
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)148 / 13.75
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)148 / 13.75
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume302.06
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation645
Same as above plus superheater percentage645
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area3870
Power L13957
Power MT907.82

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