Gran Ferrocarril de la Ceiba 0-4-0 Locomotives in Venezuela


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Escuque (Locobase 15382)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Vol 78, pp. 192. See also Rafael Angel Terán Barroeta, "El Gran Ferrocarril de la Ceiba." in the blog El Cronista de Tucutuc at [], last accessed 29 August 2013. Works number was 58416 in May 1925.

This tiny oil-burning saddle tank was a switcher in La Ceiba. It would later be sold to the Ferrocarril de Trujillo.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassEscuque
Locobase ID15382
RailroadGran Ferrocarril de la Ceiba
CountryVenezuela
Whyte0-4-0ST
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
Gauge3'
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1925
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 3.83 / 1.17
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 3.83 / 1.17
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) 3.83 / 1.17
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)17,500 / 7938
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)17,500 / 7938
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)17,500 / 7938
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)300 / 1.14
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)100 / 379
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)15 / 7.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)24 / 610
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)170 / 11.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)7" x 12" / 178x305
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)3540 / 1605.72
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.94
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)43 - 1.5" / 38
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 6.33 / 1.93
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)16 / 1.49
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 3.70 / 0.34
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)122 / 11.34
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)122 / 11.34
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume228.25
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation629
Same as above plus superheater percentage629
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area2720
Power L12570
Power MT647.53

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