Rjukanbanen / NSB 0-4-0 Locomotives in Norway


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Class 37 (Locobase 6201)

Data from:

Svein Sando's Railway Site [] (9 June 2004--(Later link: The Semaphore, accessed for link update 10 July 2022.)-- ) and the Jernbane (Iron Road) site http://jernbane.net (June 2004).

The Rjukanbanen sold this little tank to the NSB in 1920. In turn, the NSB sold it to Norsk Hydro in 1936. There it operated for almost 3 more decades, being retired on 17 January 1964.


Class Class 38 (Locobase 6202)

Data from:

Svein Sando's Railway Site [] (9 June 2004)--(Later link: The Semaphore, accessed for link update 10 July 2022.)-- and the Jernbane (Iron Road) site http://jernbane.net (June 2004).

Quite similar to the Borsig tank built for the RjB in the previous year (Locobase 6201), this one was sold to the NSB in 1920. The NSB used it in shunting work in the Hamar area as well as the Verkstedet Sundland comples. Retirement came on 8 March 1957.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassClass 37Class 38
Locobase ID6201 6202
RailroadRjukanbanen / NSBRjukanbanen / NSB
CountryNorwayNorway
Whyte0-4-0T0-4-0T
Number in Class11
Road Numbers2 / 4443 / 445
GaugeStdStd
Number Built11
BuilderHenschel & SohnBorsig
Year19071908
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 5.58 / 1.70 5.58 / 1.70
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 5.58 / 1.70 5.58 / 1.70
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase11
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) 5.58 / 1.70 5.58 / 1.70
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)42,329 / 19,20042,329 / 19,200
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)42,329 / 19,20042,329 / 19,200
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)42,329 / 19,20042,329 / 19,200
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)660 / 2.50660 / 2.50
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 0.80 / 1 0.80 / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)35 / 17.5035 / 17.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)34.30 / 87031.50 / 800
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)174 / 12174 / 12
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)10.24" x 16.54" / 260x42011.02" x 15.75" / 280x400
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)7478 / 3391.978981 / 4073.72
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.66 4.71
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 6.46 / 0.60 6.46 / 0.60
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)359 / 33.40359 / 33.40
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)359 / 33.40359 / 33.40
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume227.71206.48
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation11241124
Same as above plus superheater percentage11241124
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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