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North-East Railway E 2/2
Switzerland | 1865 | 32 produced
No. 438 in the year 1902
No. 438 in the year 1902
Eduard C. Saluz & al., „Historische Fotos aus der Welt der Eisenbahn”

The Nordostbahn grouped together a total of 32 two-axle tank locomotives under the name E 2/2. They were built between 1865 and 1876 and differed significantly in some respects. The first four locomotives were developed by machine master Krauss and built in the NOB's own workshops. A significantly heavier variant was also built four times under Maey. A ninth machine was created from the rebuild of a D 1/3, which was not officially designated as E 2/2. Finally, the SLM and the Maschinenfabrik Esslingen delivered a further 24 locomotives, which were again heavier and based on the C 2/2.

The E 2/2 was not only used in shunting service, but also on branch lines in passenger and freight service. The first four were scrapped in 1882. All others received a new boiler between 1884 and 1906. The machines that remained in 1916 were sold to the Army Administration of Austria-Hungary in 1906 and from there came to the FS and MÁV.

VariantKrauss variantMaey variantEsslingen, SLM variant
ManufacturerNOBEsslingen, SLM
Axle config0-4-0WT (Four-coupled) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length21 ft 6 11/16 in24 ft 2 3/16 in25 ft 0 in
Wheelbase6 ft 10 11/16 in8 ft 2 7/16 in8 ft 10 5/16 in
Fixed wheelbase6 ft 10 11/16 in8 ft 2 7/16 in8 ft 10 5/16 in
Service weight37,258 lbs50,706 lbs56,438 lbs
Adhesive weight37,258 lbs50,706 lbs56,438 lbs
Water capacity396 us gal660 us gal634 us gal
Fuel capacity1,764 lbs (coal)2,205 lbs (coal)2,425 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Indicated power101 hp (75 kW)
Estimated power235 hp (175 kW)228 hp (170 kW)
Optimal speed12 mph16 mph
Top speed28 mph34 mph
Starting effort5,370 lbf9,288 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter48 in54.7 in
Boiler pressure145 psi160 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 9 15/16 x 21 1/4 intwo, 12 5/8 x 23 5/8 in
Grate area5.4 sq ft11.8 sq ft
Evaporative heating area414.4 sq ft738.4 sq ft728.7 sq ft
Total heating area414.4 sq ft738.4 sq ft728.7 sq ft
Calculated Values
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last changed: 09/2023

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