Societe des Charbonnages Mines et Usine 0-8-0 Locomotives in Poland

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 21045)

Data provided by Flickr photostream of "0-8-0 Tank Engine for Mineral Line in Russian Poland", last accessed []. See also "klimut's"12 January 2009 post ""ine in Klimontow (Bismarck 2), Preussag AG, Oberschlesien"in the forum Grubenarchologische Gesellschaft at [], last accessed 10 July 2022. Works numbers were 6797-6798 in September 1908.

A pair of eight-coupled industrial tanks served the coal mines near Sosnowiec in southern Poland. Financed by French and Belgian interests and approved by Tsar Nicholas in 1891, the group acquired al the assets in Sosnowiec. Surface assets included 3,200 hectares (7,907 acres or 31.08 sq km) of which 1,800 ha (4,445 acres) were arable land, 1,300 ha (3,211 acres) of forests.

The two engines arrived as coal mining expanded with several new shafts having been sunk in the previous four years. Klimut's account doesn't comment on the impact of World War I on operations, but notes that the Great Depression as coal demand plummeted.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID21045
RailroadSociete des Charbonnages Mines et Usine
Number in Class2
Road Numbers1-2
Number Built2
Valve GearHeusinger
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)14.44 / 4.40
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)14.44 / 4.40
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)14.44 / 4.40
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)91,933 / 41,700
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)123,238 / 55,900
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)123,238 / 55,900
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1848 / 7
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 3.30 / 3
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)38 / 19
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)49.20 / 1250
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)174 / 12
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17.72" x 24.8" / 450x630
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)23,409 / 10618.16
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.93
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)10.50 / 3.20
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)20.02 / 1.86
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1151 / 106.90
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1151 / 106.90
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume162.60
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3483
Same as above plus superheater percentage3483
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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