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Palatinate Railways G 2II
German Reichsbahn class 5379
Germany | 1884 | 22 produced
“Ceres” as a model in the Nuremberg Transport Museum
“Ceres” as a model in the Nuremberg Transport Museum

In the period between 1884 and 1892, the Pfalzbahn received a total of 22 freight locomotives with a 0-6-0 wheel arrangement. They basically corresponded to the Bavarian C IV in some respects. Compared to the G 2I, the cylinders were slightly larger and the wheel diameter was larger. The heating surfaces and the pressure of the boiler, on the other hand, were largely unchanged. Apparently at least one machine survived the First World War because it was given to France as reparations. Two locomotives also seem to have been sold to the Saarland.

Axle config0-6-0 (Six-coupled) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length50 ft 1 15/16 in
Wheelbase7 ft 6 3/16 in
Fixed wheelbase7 ft 6 3/16 in
Service weight87,082 lbs
Adhesive weight87,082 lbs
Axle load29,542 lbs
Water capacity2,589 us gal
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power469 hp (350 kW)
Optimal speed14 mph
Top speed31 mph
Starting effort20,850 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter52.4 in
Boiler pressure145 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 18 7/8 x 24 13/16 in
Grate area16.5 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,372.4 sq ft
Total heating area1,372.4 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 04/2023

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