Hullera Vasco-Leonesa 0-6-0 Locomotives in Spain

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 20786)

Data from "Locomotoras de Vapor--Locomotora HVL Nñ 3" on the Centro de Inciativas Ferroviarias--Vapor--Madrid website at [], last accessed 8 August 2020. Although ordered from Tubize and given works number 1896, but the actual production location was the Blanc Misseron of the Ateliers de Constructions du Nord de la France (ANF), its works number was 168.

The HLV railway connected the colliery at Matallana to the station at Vasco-Leonesa and its junction with the FC La Robla. This little tank wasn't too different from many others, but the CIF account singles out the split smokebox doors (as opposed to the usual side-hinged single door), manual oiliing of the valve gear, and cylinders placed well ahead of the smokebox.

In 1995, the CIFM acquired the 3 for preservation at La Poveda.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID20786
RailroadHullera Vasco-Leonesa
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)10.50 / 3.20
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)10.50 / 3.20
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)10.50 / 3.20
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)62,832 / 28,500
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)62,832 / 28,500
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)620 / 2.35
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 1.10 / 1
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)35 / 17.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)33.40 / 848
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)171.10 / 11.80
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)12.99" x 11.81" / 330x300
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)8677 / 3935.83
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 7.24
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)163 - 1.378" / 35
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 6.59 / 2.01
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)49.73 / 4.62
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 9.04 / 0.84
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)431 / 40
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)431 / 40
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume237.92
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1547
Same as above plus superheater percentage1547
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area8509
Power L13573
Power MT376.10

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