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Alsace-Lorraine G 5
French State Railway 1-130 C 62 to 273
Germany | 1900 | 215 produced
Die Lokomotive, August 1904

Between 1900 and 1907, the Reichseisenbahnen Alsace-Lorraine procured a total of 215 tender locomotives based on the Prussian G 52. They also had a two-cylinder compound engine. In contrast, they were not only confined to freight trains, but also passenger trains if necessary, for which they received a continuous Westinghouse brake.

A total of four slightly different variants were built by a variety of manufacturers, the first three of which were designated the C29, C31 and C32. On the C32, the boiler was placed higher to make room for a deeper firebox. The last 71 locomotives received no special designation.

The low axle load ensured that the locomotives could be used freely. On branch lines in particular, they replaced old freight locomotives with a 0-6-0 wheel arrangement. Despite the low top speed, they were also actually used to pull passenger trains.

After the First World War, some locomotives were treated exactly like Prussian G 52, partly distributed to Germany and also taken to Poland and Lithuania. Those that remained in France were used by the SNCF from 1938 as 1-130 C until the 1950s. Seven were rescued to Luxembourg during World War II and became part of the CFL.

ManufacturerBMAG, Borsig, Grafenstaden, Hanomag, Hartmann, Henschel, Humboldt, Schichau
Axle config2-6-0 (Mogul) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length56 ft 7 3/4 in
Service weight110,451 lbs
Adhesive weight88,405 lbs
Axle load29,469 lbs
Water capacity3,170 us gal
Fuel capacity11,023 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power738 hp (550 kW)
Optimal speed29 mph
Top speed40 mph
Starting effort16,452 lbf
with start valve19,742 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter53.2 in
Boiler pressure174 psi
Expansion typecompound
Cylinderstwo, HP: 18 7/8 x 24 13/16 in
and LP: 26 3/4 x 24 13/16 in
Grate area24.8 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,517.7 sq ft
Total heating area1,517.7 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 07/2023

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