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Vienna-Raab Railway “Philadelphia”
Austria-Hungary | 1837 | only one produced
Die Lokomotive, July 1917

With the founding of the Vienna-Raaber Eisenbahn, a locomotive was initially required that could be used for the construction of the line and for further tests. Georg Simon Sina von Hodos saw the simply built machines from Norris from the USA as ideal for this and therefore had one of these locomotives bought used. With the outside cylinders, which did not require a cranked axle, it was hoped that maintenance would be easier.

The locomotive arrived in Vienna in April 1838 and was named “Philadelphia” after its origin. Although it was used as planned during the construction work, when the line opened it was too weak to carry passenger trains.

Now that more powerful locomotives had been procured from England, the “Philadelphia” continued to be used for other tasks. In 1853 it came to the Southern State Railway and was retired in 1857.

ManufacturerWilliam Norris
Axle config4-2-0 (Jervis) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Service weight26,676 lbs
Adhesive weight16,755 lbs
Axle load16,755 lbs
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Indicated power32 hp (24 kW)
Optimal speed9 mph
Starting effort2,296 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter48 in
Boiler pressure71 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 10 9/16 x 16 3/8 in
Tube heating area376.7 sq ft
Calculated Values
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last changed: 05/2023

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