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Lithuanian series Tk
Lithuania | 1932 | 4 produced
Rakow, „Lokomotiven der inländischen Eisenbahnen 1845-1955”

One of the few locomotive types that the independent Lithuanian State Railways procured between the world wars was the Tk, built by Škoda. It was a four-coupled tank locomotive that had a leading axle and a bogie at the rear. The bogie ensured that the supplies could be relatively large with 4.5 m³ of coal and 12 m³ of water. With a coupling wheel diameter of 1,600 mm, speeds of up to 90 km/h could be reached. Four pieces were made, which were numbered 11 to 14.

Although tank locomotives with this wheel arrangement were mainly used in suburban traffic in other countries, the Tk was mainly used outside of the large cities and was even used in front of express trains. So they pulled the express train from Berlin to Daugavpils in Latvia for at least 143 km from border to border through the rather small country. From 1939 they were replaced in this role by the Pacific Tender Locomotives Gp. After the Second World War, both surviving pieces had to be handed over to the Soviet Union. One engine each remained in the GDR and in Poland, both of which were no longer in regular service.

General
Built1932
ManufacturerŠkoda
Axle config2-4-4T (Boston/Forney) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length42 ft 0 7/16 in
Service weight182,763 lbs
Adhesive weight78,484 lbs
Water capacity3,170 us gal
Fuel capacity9,921 lbs (coal)
Power
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power939 hp (700 kW)
Optimal speed23 mph
Top speed56 mph
Starting effort26,340 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter63 in
Boiler pressure203 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 19 11/16 x 24 13/16 in
Boiler
Grate area21.5 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,131.3 sq ft
Superheater area414.4 sq ft
Total heating area1,545.7 sq ft
Calculated Values
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last changed: 06/2022
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