Dutch Rhenish/Holland Railway 2-4-2 Locomotives in Netherlands

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Class 16 (Locobase 20475)

Data from "Tank Locomotive, Dutch Rhenish Railway", Engineer, Volume 52, No 4 (22 July 1881), pp. 62, 66. Works numbers were 2951-2956 in 1881 and 3042-3043 in 1882.

A quartet were delivered to the Nederlandsche Rhijnspoorweg-Maatschappij as the very first personentreintenderlocomotieven in the Netherlands. Engineer's diagram on page 62 shows the Belpaire firebox, outside cylinders and inside link motion.

A significant feature was the use of radial axle boxes on the front and rear trucks of Sharp, Stewart design. The report stated that the boxes arrangement "ensures the perfect contact of the sliding surfaces in all positions of the wheels.". Thus, any vertical or lateral irregularities could be managed and "all risk of jamming the slides when one wheel is raised higher than the other being thus avoided. Side tanks and a tank under the coal bunker distributed the water weight "very" evenly.

Two of the class--284, 286--were taken into the Hollandsche IJzeren Spoorweg-Maatschappij (HSM) in 1890, but soon were renumbered by the Staatsporwegen (SS) as 1285,1827. These two remained in service until the Nederlandische Spoorwegen in 1921 placed the two in the 5300 class formed by the eight former South-Eastern locomotives shown in Locobase 20476. They continued until retired in 1933 and 1935, respectively.

The two HSM engines were sold earlier in the century. 286 was bought by the Spoorweg-Maatschappij Gent-Terneuzen in 1905 and disposed of in 1915. Amsterdamse Ballast Maatschappij. bought the 284 in 1918; it was discarded in 1930.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassClass 16
Locobase ID20475
RailroadDutch Rhenish/Holland Railway
Number in Class3
Road Numbers284-287
Number Built3
BuilderSharp, Stewart
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 8.50 / 2.59
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)22.83 / 6.96
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.37
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)22.83 / 6.96
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)31,360 / 14,225
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)62,720 / 28,449
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)109,760 / 49,786
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)109,760 / 49,786
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1680 / 6.36
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)52 / 26
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)66.50 / 1689
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)150 / 10.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17.5" x 24" / 445x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)14,092 / 6392.03
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.45
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)189 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)10.40 / 3.17
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)102 / 9.48
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)17.15 / 1.59
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1130 / 104.98
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1130 / 104.98
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume169.13
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2573
Same as above plus superheater percentage2573
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15,300
Power L14081
Power MT286.90

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