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French State Railway (État) No. 781 to 800
French State Railway 3-230 J and L
France | 1912
230 800 in 1937 at Paris Saint-Lazare
230 800 in 1937 at Paris Saint-Lazare
Axle config4-6-0 (Ten-wheeler) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length67 ft 0 15/16 in
Wheelbase28 ft 6 1/2 in
Fixed wheelbase14 ft 5 5/8 in
Service weight157,410 lbs
Adhesive weight108,026 lbs
Total weight275,578 lbs
Axle load38,581 lbs
Water capacity5,548 us gal
Fuel capacity13,228 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Indicated power1,180 hp (880 kW)
Optimal speed28 mph
Top speed68 mph
Starting effort26,596 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter80.3 in
Boiler pressure174 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylindersfour, 16 15/16 x 25 3/16 in
Grate area29.9 sq ft
Firebox area159.1 sq ft
Tube heating area1,306.4 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,465.5 sq ft
Superheater area463.2 sq ft
Total heating area1,928.7 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 10 2023

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