Moscow Kief Veronesh 4-6-0 Locomotives in Russia

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class V (Locobase 6296)

Reprinted from Transport and Railroad Gazette, 24 March 1905 and See also [], accessed 13 January 2008. More complete data with amendments from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 22, p.135. Works numbers were 16250-16262 in October 1898.

The Transport & Railroad Gazette articledescribes the design as a Vauclain compound, but gives only one cylinder diameter -- 24 inches. Consultation with the actual specifications in the order show not 223 tubes as in the later article, but the 203 given in our specs.

The Connelly list of Baldwin production shows that works #16250-16262 of October 1898 fit the description best. Connelly shows that these were later operated by the Moscow-Brest Railway (Brest in Poland, not France), where they were numbered NN 121-NN 133.

The article lavishes praise on the Trans-Siberian's contribution to the Russo-Japanese war effort. Saying that whatever opinions one might hold on the merits of the action, " one will be found to deny that one of the astonishing facts has been the splendid work done by the Russian Ministry of Ways and Communications in the matter of transporting troops and supplies. The credit for this belongs, undoubtedly, to the chief of this department, Prince Khilkoff, who for many years has shown himself in the development and working of the railways of the Empire as one of the great men of the world."

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Locobase ID6296
RailroadMoscow Kief Veronesh
Number in Class13
Road NumbersV33-V45
Number Built13
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)14 / 4.27
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)26.25 / 8
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.53
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)91,990 / 41,726
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)133,390 / 60,505
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)85,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)218,390 / 60,505
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)4000 / 15.15
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)51 / 25.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)72 / 1829
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)14" x 26" / 356x660
Low Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)24" x 26" / 610x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)16,159 / 7329.61
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.69
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)203 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)14.25 / 4.34
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)118 / 10.97
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)20 / 1.86
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1623 / 150.84
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1623 / 150.84
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume350.36
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3600
Same as above plus superheater percentage3600
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area21,240
Power L13511
Power MT252.43

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