Russian Government Articulated Locomotives in Russia


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 101 (Locobase 14398)

Data from DeGolyer, Volume 57, pp. 311+. See also P Allen Copeland, "Baldwin 0-6-6-0 Locomotives Sent to Chile", unpublished manuscript dated 6 June 2009, supplied by Allen Stanley in August 2013 from his extensive Rail Data Exchange collection. Works numbers were 46495-46497 in September 1917 and 46604-46605 in October.

Ordered before the onset of the Russian Revolution in November (Julian date: October) 1917, these engines were essentially repeats of the Archangel Lines Mallets delivered in early 1915 and shown in Locobase 14400. The only significant material change was the adoption of 19" LP cylinders in place of the 18" used in the Archangels.

Of course, the other significant difference was the context. Only five actually arrived in Russia (as opposed to the successful delivery of all thirty 1915 Mallets.) Forty-five of the fifty-one light all-adhesion Mallets were diverted: 39 to Iraq (Locobase 14395), four to Chile (Locobase 14397), and two to Malaya (Locobase 14396).

A sixth, later identified by Baldwin as DD 6 from the 12 20/32 DD 1 to 53 order (although another note from 1924 reported the engine as DD 8), went to Pampauga Sugar Mills in 1924 (Locobase 20479) to be used as a stationary boiler.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class101
Locobase ID14398
RailroadRussian Government
CountryRussia
Whyte0-6-6-0
Number in Class5
Road Numbers102-104, 109-110
Gauge3'6"
Number Built5
BuilderBaldwin
Year1917
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 8.58 / 2.62
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)25 / 7.62
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.34
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)44.87 / 13.68
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)110,000 / 49,895
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)110,000 / 49,895
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)53,000 / 24,040
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)163,000 / 73,935
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2200 / 8.33
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)1200 / 4542
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)31 / 15.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)44 / 1118
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)13" x 22" / 330x559
Low Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)19" x 22" / 483x559
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)17,612 / 7988.68
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 6.25
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)142 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)16 / 4.88
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)125 / 11.62
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)19.30 / 1.79
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1308 / 121.56
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1308 / 121.56
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume387.01
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3474
Same as above plus superheater percentage3474
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area22,500
Power L13534
Power MT424.97

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