Barcelona-Granollers 4-4-0 Locomotives in Spain

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Series 9-14 (Locobase 3059)

C. Hamilton Ellis, noted British locomotive authority, credits these six engines as setting the tone for the classic English 4-4-0 with inside cylinders. And the illustration presented in Reder (1974) shows the neat line, tall rounded dome, well-spaced drivers with low running board that would characterize later British engines. Only the closely spaced bogie axles and lack of any footboard protection show their earlier origins.

These were obviously satisfactory engines, to\wo having lasted until 1911.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassSeries 9-14
Locobase ID3059
Number in Class6
Road Numbers
Number Built6
BuilderSlaughter & Grunning
Valve Gear
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 8.73 / 2.66
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)19.46 / 5.93
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.45
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)49,833 / 22,604
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)79,807 / 36,200
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)42 / 21
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)72.60 / 1845
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)147 / 10.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16.5" x 22" / 420x560
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)10,308 / 4675.64
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.83
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)14.50 / 1.35
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1028 / 95.54
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1028 / 95.54
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume188.81
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2132
Same as above plus superheater percentage2132
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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