Pisco a' Ica 2-6-0 Locomotives in Peru


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Miguel Caballero (Locobase 15386)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Vol 78, pp. 210. Works number was 58311 in March 1925.

The FC Pisco a Ica was one of the many small Peruvian railways operated by the British-owned Peruvian corporation. It ran 46 miles (74 km) on 56 lb/yard (28 kg/metre) on a relatively gentle profile that included 2.3% grades and curve radii of 443 ft (135 m) or 12.9 degrees.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassMiguel Caballero
Locobase ID15386
RailroadPisco a' Ica
CountryPeru
Whyte2-6-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers9
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1925
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)13.50 / 4.11
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.42 / 6.53
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)46.92 / 14.30
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)90,000 / 40,823
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)104,000 / 47,174
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)83,000 / 37,648
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)187,000 / 84,822
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)4000 / 15.15
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)6 / 6
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)50 / 25
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)17" x 24" / 432x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)22,109 / 10028.49
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.07
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)178 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)12 / 3.66
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)100 / 9.29
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)20.40 / 1.90
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1210 / 112.41
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1210 / 112.41
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume191.91
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3672
Same as above plus superheater percentage3672
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area18,000
Power L13905
Power MT286.97

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