T_chira 0-6-0 Locomotives in Venezuela


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Colon (Locobase 15261)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Vol 72, p. 86. Works numbers were 58043 in September 1924.

Small, simple all-adhesion wood-burner for this southwest Venezuelan railway.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassColon
Locobase ID15261
RailroadT_chira
CountryVenezuela
Whyte0-6-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers8
GaugeMetre
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1924
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 8.08 / 2.46
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 8.08 / 2.46
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)29.83 / 9.09
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)49,500 / 22,453
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)49,500 / 22,453
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)23,000 / 10,433
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)72,500 / 32,886
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1100 / 41.67
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)28 / 14
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)33 / 838
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)185 / 12.80
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)11" x 16" / 279x406
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)9225 / 4184.39
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.37
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)110 - 1.75" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)8 / 2.44
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)54 / 5.02
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)10.70 / 0.99
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)453 / 42.08
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)453 / 42.08
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume257.40
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1980
Same as above plus superheater percentage1980
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area9990
Power L14180
Power MT558.50

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