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French Western Railway Heilmann locomotive
later “La Fusée Electrique” and No. 8001 and 8002
France | 1893 | 3 produced
Ouest No. 8001 in the Scientific American, September 1897
Ouest No. 8001 in the Scientific American, September 1897
Drawing of “La Fusée Electrique” in Cassier's Magazine, April 1894
Drawing of “La Fusée Electrique” in Cassier's Magazine, April 1894
VariantLa Fusée Electrique8001-8002
General
Built18931897
ManufacturerForges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée
Axle configD-D (Angus) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length54 ft 1 5/8 in93 ft 0 1/8 in
Service weight220,462 lbs273,373 lbs
Adhesive weight220,462 lbs273,373 lbs
Axle load27,558 lbs34,172 lbs
Water capacity3,170 us gal
Power
Power sourcesteam-electric
Top speed66 mph
Engine output633 hp (472 kW)794 hp (592 kW)
Power Plant
Driver diameter47.2 in45.7 in
Boiler pressure188 psi203 psi
Cylinderstwo, HP: 16 3/4 x 11 13/16 in
and LP: 25 9/16 x 11 13/16 in
Boiler
Grate area24.2 sq ft36 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,560.8 sq ft1,996.7 sq ft
Total heating area1,560.8 sq ft1,996.7 sq ft
Calculated Values
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