Merakerbanen 2-8-0 Locomotives in Norway


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 60 (Locobase 11745)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 18, p. 37. See also Lucius Beebe, Highball! A Pageant of Trains (1945), Chapter 1, which is reproduced on the Raritan River website [] . . Works number was 12838 in July 1892.

At the time they took delivery of this small Ten-wheeler, the line covered 12 miles from South Amboy to New Brunswick, NJ. It ran from 1892 to 1938. During World War One, the heavy demands for workers at the various defense plants in the area resulted in the carriage of almost 2 1/4 million passengers in 1918.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Class60
Locobase ID11745
RailroadMerakerbanen
CountryNorway
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers60
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Year1898
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)12.75 / 3.89
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)20 / 6.10
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)70,000 / 31,752
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)80,000 / 36,287
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2100 / 7.95
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)29 / 14.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)48 / 1219
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16" x 24" / 406x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)19,584 / 8883.16
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.57
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)142 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)12.25 / 3.73
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)94.47 / 8.78
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)16.52 / 1.54
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1009 / 93.77
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1009 / 93.77
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume180.66
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2974
Same as above plus superheater percentage2974
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area17,005
Power L13819
Power MT481.11

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