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South African class MC
South Africa | 1912 | 10 produced
No. 1608
No. 1608
SAR archivees
ManufacturerNorth British
Axle config2-6-6-0 (Mogul Mallet) 
Gauge3 ft 6 in (Cape gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length66 ft 9 3/4 in
Wheelbase33 ft 5 in
Fixed wheelbase8 ft 4 in
Total wheelbase59 ft 3 in
Service weight213,473 lbs
Adhesive weight193,874 lbs
Total weight310,851 lbs
Axle load32,827 lbs
Water capacity4,804 us gal
Fuel capacity18,480 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power1,200 hp (895 kW)
Optimal speed18 mph
Starting effort42,787 lbf
with start valve51,344 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter45.5 in
Boiler pressure200 psi
Expansion typecompound
Cylindersfour, HP: 17 1/2 x 26 in
and LP: 28 x 26 in
Grate area42.5 sq ft
Firebox area154 sq ft
Tube heating area2,462 sq ft
Evaporative heating area2,616 sq ft
Total heating area2,616 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 08 2023

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