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Hejaz Railway Krauss, Jung 2-8-0
Ottoman Empire | 1903 | 45 produced
Jung variant of 1907
Jung variant of 1907
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After the opening of the first section of the Hedjaz Railway, there was the need for powerful freight locomotives. Like most Hedjaz locomotives, they were built by German manufacturers. In this case, Krauss of Munich built 14 2-8-0 between 1903 and 1905. The completion of new sections meant that Krauss delivered 19 more in the following years.

They had the typical look of many German locomotives, but due to their gauge of only 1,050 mm, there was a partial frame outside of the driving wheels. The cylinders were placed in front of the leading axle. The tender was relatively large for a narrow gauge locomotive and held 12.000 liters of water.

When the complete line between Damascus and Medina had been opened and different secondary lines were being planned, twelve additional locomotives were ordered from Jung. These differed somewhat from the Krauss machines, for example in the exact placement of the axles. Nevertheless, many parts were interchangeable, as stated in the requirements.

ManufacturerKrauss, Jung
Axle config2-8-0 (Consolidation) 
Gauge3 ft 5 5/16 in (Narrow gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Wheelbase14 ft 0 1/8 in
Fixed wheelbase7 ft 2 5/8 in
Service weight100,751 lbs
Adhesive weight89,067 lbs
Total weight166,890 lbs
Axle load22,267 lbs
Water capacity3,170 us gal
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power570 hp (425 kW)
Optimal speed21 mph
Starting effort17,678 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter42.9 in
Boiler pressure174 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 16 1/8 x 19 11/16 in
Grate area18 sq ft
Firebox area76.6 sq ft
Tube heating area1,266.8 sq ft
Evaporative heating area1,343.4 sq ft
Total heating area1,343.4 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 04/2024

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