Esteban de la Rama 0-6-0 Locomotives in Philippines

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 15002)

Data from Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1922 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1922), p. 1028. Works number was 1859.

De La Rama was located on Negros Island in the Philippines. This was a geared locomotive with a 2:1 gear ratio that yielded a tractive effort of 13,600 lb (6,169 kg).

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID15002
RailroadEsteban de la Rama
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)58,000 / 26,308
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)58,000 / 26,308
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)58,000 / 26,308
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1200 / 4.55
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)32 / 16
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)32 / 813
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)170 / 11.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)11.5" x 12" / 292x305
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)7166 / 3250.45
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 8.09
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)49.20 / 4.57
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)560 / 52.03
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)560 / 52.03
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume388.18
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation
Same as above plus superheater percentage
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area8364
Power L15066
Power MT577.69

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