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Luxembourgish Steam Locomotives[Inhalt]
Prince Henri Railway Company series GI
Luxembourg Railways series 42
Luxembourg | 1906 | 3 produced
Die Lokomotive, April 1909

In 1906, the Prince Henri Railway procured three shunting locomotives from Borsig in Berlin-Tegel in view of the increased loads in freight traffic. These were classic eight-coupled tanklocomotives with saturated steam technology, which were retrofitted with superheaters in 1925 and 1926. For better running characteristics, the second and fourth axles could be shifted sideways by 13 mm.

During the German occupation they were listed by the Reichsbahn as class 9227. After the war, the state railroad CFL placed them in the series 42. Their service life ended between 1952 and 1954. An almost identical version with a track gauge of 1,676 mm was delivered to Argentina.

Axle config0-8-0T (Eight-coupled) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length33 ft 7 9/16 in
Wheelbase14 ft 9 3/16 in
Fixed wheelbase14 ft 9 3/16 in
Empty weight101,413 lbs
Service weight134,482 lbs
Adhesive weight134,482 lbs
Axle load33,620 lbs
Water capacity2,113 us gal
Fuel capacity8,818 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power939 hp (700 kW)
Optimal speed21 mph
Starting effort28,884 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter49.2 in
Boiler pressure174 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 19 11/16 x 24 13/16 in
Grate area22.6 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,334.7 sq ft
Superheater area389.7 sq ft
Total heating area1,724.4 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
tank locomotive
last changed: 06/2022

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