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East African class 59
Kenya | 1955 | 34 produced
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ManufacturerBeyer, Peacock & Co.
Axle config4-8-2+2-8-4T (Double Mountain (Garratt)) 
Dimensions and Weights
Length102 ft 11 in
Wheelbase92 ft 6 1/2 in
Fixed wheelbase15 ft
Service weight563,763 lbs
Adhesive weight357,347 lbs
Axle load47,040 lbs
Water capacity8,600 us gal
Fuel capacity3,243 us gal (oil)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power2,700 hp (2,013 kW)
Optimal speed21 mph
Top speed43 mph
Starting effort83,350 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter54 in
Boiler pressure225 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylindersfour, 20 1/2 x 28 in
Grate area72 sq ft
Firebox area247 sq ft
Tube heating area3,313 sq ft
Evaporative heating area3,560 sq ft
Superheater area747 sq ft
Total heating area4,307 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 03 2024

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