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Burma Railways class C
Burma | 1896 | 4 produced
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In 1896, Neilson & Co. delivered two small 4-4-4T tank locomotives to the Burma Railways, which were designated class C. These had a axle load of less than eight tons and were fairly flexible with two two-axle bogies. They were oil-fired, but also had a small coal reserve. Their large firebox in relation to the tube heating surface indicates that they were well suited for commuter traffic with rapid acceleration and many stops.

ManufacturerNeilson & Co.
Axle config4-4-4T (Reading) 
Gauge3 ft 3 3/8 in (Meter gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Wheelbase26 ft 2 in
Fixed wheelbase6 ft 7 in
Service weight81,872 lbs
Adhesive weight34,608 lbs
Axle load17,808 lbs
Water capacity1,153 us gal
Fuel capacity896 lbs (Kohle) und 1,950 us gal (Öl)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power350 hp (261 kW)
Optimal speed24 mph
Starting effort9,430 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter53 in
Boiler pressure150 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 14 x 20 in
Grate area12 sq ft
Firebox area105 sq ft
Tube heating area545 sq ft
Evaporative heating area650 sq ft
Total heating area650 sq ft
Calculated Values
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last changed: 05/2024

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