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Prussian G 41
German Reichsbahn class 5376
Germany | 1884 | 165 produced
Die Lokomotive, September 1921

From 1905, the class G 41 grouped together various freight locomotives with a 0-6-0 wheel arrangement, which had a boiler pressure of twelve bars and a simple two-cylinder engine. These were older machines of different types and manufacturers, some of which were a development of the locomotives now known as G 3.

A large part of the locomotives of this type were new constructions, which had been built between 1884 and 1901 according to Prussian standards. A total of 16 pieces came from the Hessian Ludwig Railway and had been built between 1872 and 1896. Another part was created by conversions in which a G 3 was converted to twelve bars boiler pressure. The latter received the designation G 41, but in terms of power they were on a par with the G 4 and could be interchanged with one another.

By raising the boiler pressure, a not inconsiderable increase in power was available without enlarging the cylinders, which led to a significantly higher tractive effort at the same speed. In addition, the weight was increased compared to their predecessors, but in most other respects they were very similar.

A total of 165 vehicles of the actual type G 41 were made. After the First World War, only four of them had to be handed over to Italy, so that 92 could be included in the Reichsbahn's 1923 renumbering plan. These should get the numbers 53 7601 to 53 7692, but two years later only 17 engines were remaining. These were also retired by 1930.

ManufacturerGrafenstaden, Henschel, Hohenzollern, Humboldt, Schichau, Union Königsberg
Axle config0-6-0 (Six-coupled) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length50 ft 10 9/16 in
Length loco29 ft 0 1/16 in
Wheelbase11 ft 1 7/8 in
Fixed wheelbase11 ft 1 7/8 in
Empty weight78,815 lbs
Service weight90,720 lbs
Adhesive weight90,720 lbs
Total weight165,236 lbs
Axle load30,247 lbs
Water capacity3,170 us gal
Fuel capacity11,023 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power469 hp (350 kW)
Optimal speed14 mph
Top speed28 mph
Starting effort21,826 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter52.8 in
Boiler pressure174 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 17 11/16 x 24 13/16 in
Grate area16.5 sq ft
Firebox area84 sq ft
Tube heating area1,248.6 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,332.6 sq ft
Total heating area1,332.6 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 01/2022

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