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Swiss Locomotive and Machine Factory Eb 3/5
Switzerland | 1927 | only one produced
Schweizerische Bauzeitung, Band 91, Heft 22
Axle config2-6-2T (Prairie) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length43 ft 1 5/16 in
Wheelbase31 ft 2 in
Fixed wheelbase21 ft 5 7/8 in
Empty weight138,450 lbs
Service weight165,346 lbs
Adhesive weight105,822 lbs
Axle load35,274 lbs
Water capacity1,638 us gal
Fuel capacity5,952 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Indicated power979 hp (730 kW)
Optimal speed34 mph
Starting effort18,307 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter59.8 in
Boiler pressure870 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylindersthree, 8 7/16 x 13 3/4 in
Grate area14.3 sq ft
Firebox area125.9 sq ft
Tube heating area1,044.1 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,170 sq ft
Superheater area215.3 sq ft
Total heating area1,385.3 sq ft
Calculated Values
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high pressure
last changed: 08 2023

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