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Western Australian Government Railways class K
Australia | 1893 | 24 produced
A class K member, probably K37, around 1902 in front of a train with water pipes
A class K member, probably K37, around 1902 in front of a train with water pipes
State Library of Western Australia / Nr. 009132D
Variantas builtnew boiler
ManufacturerNeilson & Co.
Axle config2-8-4T (Berkshire) 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Wheelbase28 ft
Fixed wheelbase11 ft 3 in
Service weight118,720 lbs
Adhesive weight73,920 lbs
Axle load18,480 lbs
Water capacity2,402 us gal
Fuel capacity6,160 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power400 hp (298 kW)600 hp (447 kW)
Optimal speed16 mph18 mph
Starting effort16,290 lbf21,721 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter38 in
Boiler pressure120 psi160 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 17 x 21 in
Grate area16.7 sq ft
Firebox area93.3 sq ft
Tube heating area919.7 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,013 sq ft
Total heating area1,013 sq ft
Calculated Values
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last changed: 10 2023

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