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Antwerpen & Gent No. 30 and 31
Belgium | 1892 | 2 produced
No. 31 as built
No. 31 as built
Locomotive Magazine, April 1893
After the standard gauge rebuilt
After the standard gauge rebuilt
Locomotive Magazine, April 1893

The Antwerp-Ghent Railway ordered these two locomotives with the intention of later converting them to standard gauge. So they were built by the manufacturer in such a way that the wheels with a gauge of 3 ft 7 in can be removed inside the frame and reinstalled outside the frame with a gauge of 4 ft 8 1/2 in. This plan was implemented in 1899, at the same time the cab was closed and the Westinghouse air brake was retrofitted.

Variantas builtRebuilt standard gauge
ManufacturerSaint Leonard
Axle config2-4-0T (Porter) 
Gauge3 ft 7 in (Narrow gauge)4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length26 ft 3 1/2 in
Wheelbase13 ft 11 1/2 in
Fixed wheelbase13 ft 11 1/2 in
Empty weight63,840 lbs
Service weight77,280 lbs
Adhesive weight58,240 lbs
Axle load29,120 lbs
Water capacity793 us gal
Fuel capacity1,540 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power275 hp (205 kW)
Optimal speed18 mph
Starting effort9,875 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter55 in
Boiler pressure142 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 15 x 20 in
Grate area17.8 sq ft
Firebox area76.4 sq ft
Tube heating area580 sq ft
Evaporative heating area656.4 sq ft
Total heating area656.4 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
tank locomotive
narrow gauge
last changed: 03/2023

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