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Palatinate Railways G 5
German Reichsbahn class 5559
Germany | 1905 | 24 produced
„Die Lokomotive”, December 1906
Axle config0-8-0 (Eight-coupled) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length57 ft 0 7/8 in
Service weight125,002 lbs
Adhesive weight125,002 lbs
Axle load31,306 lbs
Water capacity4,227 us gal
Fuel capacity13,228 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power805 hp (600 kW)
Optimal speed18 mph
Top speed28 mph
Starting effort28,522 lbf
with start valve34,226 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter49.2 in
Boiler pressure203 psi
Expansion typecompound
Cylinderstwo, HP: 21 1/4 x 26 in
and LP: 31 7/8 x 26 in
Grate area26.9 sq ft
Firebox area124.9 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,680 sq ft
Total heating area1,680 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 08 2023

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