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Nickel Plate Road class H-6
United States | 1918 | 86 produced
H-6d No. 627 on a works photo
H-6d No. 627 on a works photo
Ron Ziel, „American Locomotives 1858 to 1949”
VariantH-6aH-6b to fH-6o
General
Built19181920-19241924
ManufacturerALCOLimaBaldwin
Axle config2-8-2 (Mikado) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Wheelbase36 ft 1 in
Fixed wheelbase16 ft 9 in
Total wheelbase71 ft 4 1/2 in
Service weight282,000 lbs305,400 lbs282,000 lbs
Adhesive weight220,000 lbs227,600 lbs220,000 lbs
Total weight462,400 lbs660,400 lbs462,400 lbs
Axle load55,000 lbs58,500 lbs55,000 lbs
Water capacity10,000 us gal22,000 us gal10,000 us gal
Fuel capacity32,000 lbs (coal)40,000 lbs (coal)32,000 lbs (coal)
Power
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power2,940 hp (2,192 kW)2,950 hp (2,200 kW)
Optimal speed34 mph
Starting effort54,724 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter63 in
Boiler pressure200 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 26 x 30 in
Boiler
Grate area66.7 sq ft
Firebox area280 sq ft
Tube heating area3,464 sq ft3,497 sq ft
Evaporative heating area3,744 sq ft3,777 sq ft
Superheater area882 sq ft
Total heating area4,626 sq ft4,659 sq ft
Calculated Values
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freight
last changed: 09 2023
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