Volga-Don 0-8-0 Locomotives in Russia

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 15790)

Data from Mr. Thomas Urquhart, "On the Compounding of Locomotives Burning Petroleum Refuse in Russia", Institute of Mechanical Engineers (London, IME, 1890), pp. 107, 110.

Urquhart's discussion concerned the conversion of some of these eight-coupleds into tandem compounds. This entry shows the original engines. At the time of its compounding, the class was rated to pull 720 tons up a 1 in 125 (0.8%) grade.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID15790
Number in Class60
Road Numbers
Number Built60
BuilderSharp, Stewart
Valve Gear
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)12.86 / 4.88
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)12.86 / 4.88
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)107,520 / 48,770
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)107,520 / 48,770
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)45 / 22.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)48 / 1219
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)135 / 9.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)20" x 26" / 508x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)24,863 / 11277.68
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.32
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)207 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)15.75 / 4.80
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)118 / 10.96
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)19 / 1.77
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1815 / 168.62
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1815 / 168.62
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume191.98
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2565
Same as above plus superheater percentage2565
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15,930
Power L12747
Power MT225.30

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