Caile Ferate Romane 2-2-2 Locomotives in Romania

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1-20 (Locobase 1500)

Data from A E Durrant, Locomotives of Eastern Europe (New York: Augustus M Kelley, Publishers, 1966), pp 44, 49. Works numbers were 371-376, 397-402 in 1869 and 421-428 in 1870.

These were the passenger engines that, together with a larger batch of 55 0-4-2 goods locomotives, stocked the Romanian State Railways as they opened in 1870. Compared to earlier Singles, the class's boilers began service with boilers pressed to 120+ psi.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID1500
RailroadCaile Ferate Romane (CFR)
Number in Class20
Road Numbers1-20
Number Built20
Valve Gear
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)22,399 / 10,160
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)56,000 / 25,401
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)37 / 18.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)61.80 / 1570
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)121.80 / 8.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)14.96" x 20.67" / 380x525
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)7750 / 3515.35
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 2.89
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)14.32 / 1.33
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)917 / 85.22
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)917 / 85.22
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume218.07
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1744
Same as above plus superheater percentage1744
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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