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New Zealand Railways class NC
New Zealand | 1901 | 2 produced
No. 462 circa 1909 with Albert Percy Godber
No. 462 circa 1909 with Albert Percy Godber
Albert Percy Godber / Godber Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library
VariantNr. 5Nr. 18
Axle config2-6-2 (Prairie) 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length54 ft 10 in
Wheelbase21 ft 1 in
Fixed wheelbase9 ft
Total wheelbase44 ft 7 in
Service weight88,928 lbs
Adhesive weight62,048 lbs
Total weight142,240 lbs
Axle load20,685 lbs
Water capacity1,801 us gal
Fuel capacity11,200 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power750 hp (559 kW)675 hp (503 kW)
Optimal speed52 mph42 mph
Starting effort9,279 lbf10,310 lbf
with start valve11,135 lbf12,372 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter49 in
Boiler pressure180 psi200 psi
Expansion typecompound
Cylindersfour, HP: 10 x 20 in
and LP: 17 x 20 in
Grate area25 sq ft20.4 sq ft
Firebox area88 sq ft
Tube heating area1,015 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,103 sq ft1,124 sq ft
Total heating area1,103 sq ft1,124 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
Vauclain compound
last changed: 09 2023

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