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Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway series IId
Imperial-Royal State Railways class 308, Czechoslovak State Railways class 274.0 and Polish State Railways Pf12
Austria-Hungary | 1895 | 75 produced
Die Lokomotive, June 1904
Schematic drawing with dimensions
Schematic drawing with dimensions
Die Lokomotive, June 1904

The 57 series IId machines of the Kaiser Ferdinands-Nordbahn were the first Atlantic locomotives in Europe. The trailing axle was fixed in the frame, but was only just behind the second coupled axle. In the kkStB they became the class 308 and the twelve machines from 1908 with steam dryers became the 308.5. Three units were converted to the class 227 with a 4-6-0 wheel arrangement. The Warsaw-Vienna Railway received 18 locomotives that were almost identical. After World War I almost half ended up in either Czechoslovakia or Poland. Regardless of the operator, the locomotives had almost completely disappeared around 1940.

Built18951895-18991900-1901, 1905-19071908
ManufacturerWiener Neustadt
Axle config4-4-2 (Atlantic) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length55 ft 9 3/16 in
Wheelbase27 ft 4 3/4 in
Fixed wheelbase7 ft 6 9/16 in
Total wheelbase45 ft 7 1/16 in
Empty weight120,593 lbs121,254 lbs
Service weight133,600 lbs134,261 lbs
Adhesive weight61,729 lbs
Total weight215,391 lbs216,494 lbs
Axle load30,865 lbs
Water capacity3,963 us gal
Fuel capacity13,228 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Top speed62 mph
Starting effort16,794 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter77.2 in
Boiler pressure188 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 18 1/2 x 23 5/8 in
Grate area31.2 sq ft
Firebox area127 sq ft131.3 sq ft
Tube heating area1,688.9 sq ft1,683.5 sq ft1,252.9 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,923.5 sq ft1,918.1 sq ft1,916 sq ft1,384.2 sq ft
Superheater area424.1 sq ft
Total heating area1,923.5 sq ft1,918.1 sq ft1,916 sq ft1,808.3 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 03/2023

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