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French Western Railway No. 1011 to 1114
French State Railway 030 TA
France | 1860 | 104 produced
No. 1038 in the “Cité du train” in Mulhouse, Alsace
No. 1038 in the “Cité du train” in Mulhouse, Alsace
Alf van Beem

In 1860, the Ouest had the first of these tank locomotives made as helpers on ramps. They had the wheel arrangement 0-6-0T and a firebox that overhung the coupled axles at the rear. The coal was carried in pockets in front of the footplate. After the suitability for shunting service became known, their number rose to 104. Some were built to haul freight trains on the Paris Ring and had larger water tanks. Over the years they were upgraded, for example with a cab. The SNCF took over 41 more in 1938 as 1-030 TA and 3-030 TA. In 1950 there were 29 left and the last disappeared in 1967.

Variantearly serieslate series
Axle config0-6-0T (Six-coupled) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length26 ft 2 3/8 in
Wheelbase9 ft 2 1/4 in
Fixed wheelbase9 ft 2 1/4 in
Empty weight70,107 lbs
Service weight77,162 lbs
Adhesive weight77,162 lbs
Axle load25,794 lbs
Water capacity819 us gal1,162 us gal
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power335 hp (250 kW)402 hp (300 kW)
Optimal speed17 mph16 mph
Top speed28 mph
Starting effort12,636 lbf15,795 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter50.4 in
Boiler pressure116 psi145 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 16 9/16 x 23 5/8 in
Grate area12.1 sq ft
Firebox area69.4 sq ft
Tube heating area1,441.7 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,511.1 sq ft
Total heating area1,511.1 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
tank locomotive
last changed: 07/2023

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