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São Paulo Railway No. 9 to 11
Brazil | 1865 | 3 produced
Locomotive Magazine, December 1903

In 1865, the São Paulo Railway received three passenger locomotives with a 2-4-0 wheel arrangement from Sharp, Stewart & Co. It was only shortly before the turn of the century that their frame was lengthened to accommodate a leading bogie. The picture clearly shows that the frame protrudes a little further over the smokebox. They had inside cylinders measuring 16 by 22 inches and driving wheels a relatively modest five foot in diameter.

ManufacturerSharp, Stewart & Co.
Axle config4-4-0 (American) 
Gauge5 ft 3 in (Irish broad gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length46 ft 6 1/2 in
Wheelbase18 ft 6 in
Fixed wheelbase6 ft 6 in
Total wheelbase37 ft 3 in
Fuel capacitycoal
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power250 hp (186 kW)
Optimal speed17 mph
Starting effort9,574 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter60 in
Boiler pressure120 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 16 x 22 in
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
last changed: 07/2023

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