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South Australian class 400
Australia | 1952 | 10 produced
Peter Manning
Side view of No. 409 at the National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide
Side view of No. 409 at the National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide
Brett Shillabeer
ManufacturerBeyer, Peacock & Co., Franco-Belge
Axle config4-8-2+2-8-4T (Double Mountain (Garratt)) 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length87 ft 5 in
Fixed wheelbase13 ft 4 1/2 in
Service weight333,760 lbs
Adhesive weight190,176 lbs
Axle load23,912 lbs
Water capacity4,444 us gal
Fuel capacity2,018 lbs (oil)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power1,750 hp (1,305 kW)
Optimal speed26 mph
Starting effort43,520 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter48 in
Boiler pressure200 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylindersfour, 16 x 24 in
Grate area48.8 sq ft
Firebox area193 sq ft
Tube heating area1,779 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,972 sq ft
Superheater area370 sq ft
Total heating area2,342 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 08 2023

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