The reference for locomotives and railcars
French Eastern Railway series 13 No. 151-751 to 780
French State Railway 1-151 TC 751 to 780
France | 1930 | 30 produced
One of the engines in 1959 with a goods train near Achères
One of the engines in 1959 with a goods train near Achères
Ben Brooksbank
Side view
Side view
Die Lokomotive, December 1932
Schematical drawing with dimensions
Schematical drawing with dimensions
Die Lokomotive, December 1932

Starting in 1930, the French Eastern Railway had a series of 2-10-2T tank locomotives built for heavy coal and ore trains. These came directly from the engines with the numbers 5001, 5002 and 5901 to 5925, which had brought the name “Lorraine” to this wheel arrangement in France. They took over the chassis including the axles and the boiler with Belpaire firebox from the previous series. However, the three-cylinder engine was taken over from the 2-10-0 tender locomotives with the numbers 150-001 to 150-195, which hab been built for the Est by SACM in Alsace since 1926.

The locomotives were initially only used in the east of the country, where they proved themselves in their intended purpose, even if the performance hardly excelled that of their predecessors. Due to the design with three cylinders, however, smoother running under heavy loads was to be expected. From 1938, they became the 151 TC 751 to 760 with the SNCF. Between 1950 and 1961, ten units were in service in the northern region, where they were used on the Paris circle line and north of the city. There one of their tasks was the supply of the power plant in Porcheville. Decommissioning did not begin until 1957 and the remaining machines still pulled heavy freight trains in the last few years before finally disappearing in 1966.

Axle config2-10-2T (Santa Fé) 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length53 ft 1 13/16 in
Wheelbase39 ft 4 7/16 in
Fixed wheelbase19 ft 8 1/4 in
Empty weight215,171 lbs
Service weight269,845 lbs
Adhesive weight202,825 lbs
Axle load40,565 lbs
Water capacity2,714 us gal
Fuel capacity11,023 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power1,475 hp (1,100 kW)
Optimal speed15 mph
Top speed37 mph
Starting effort61,535 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter53.2 in
Boiler pressure203 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylindersthree, 22 1/16 x 26 in
Grate area32.9 sq ft
Firebox area193.5 sq ft
Tube heating area1,834.1 sq ft
Evaporative heating area2,027.6 sq ft
Superheater area818.8 sq ft
Total heating area2,846.4 sq ft
Calculated Values
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last changed: 02/2022

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