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Mindener Kreisbahnen No. 11
Germany | 1911 | only one produced

When the two 0-6-2T locomotives No. 1 and 5 of the Mindener Kreisbahn (Minden County Light Railway) couldn't keep up with rising requirements in freight traffic, No. 11 was ordered from Jung. This one was a 0-8-2T where the first driving axle was movable to both sides by 18 mm to ensure smooth running on the meter-gauge line. It had two side tanks and a third one between the frames.

It was used by the MKB until 1936 when the tracks were converted to standard gauge. The 11 was now sold to the Sylter Inselbahn, where it only lasted eleven years. In the following years it got multiple new owners, of which the last one was the Hessische Landesbahn. They used it on the line between Giessen and Bieber and retired it in 1963.

Axle config0-8-2T (River Irt) 
Gauge3 ft 3 3/8 in (Meter gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length loco28 ft 6 7/8 in
Fixed wheelbase6 ft 6 3/4 in
Total wheelbase15 ft 9 in
Empty weight56,879 lbs
Service weight76,059 lbs
Water capacity1,189 us gal
Fuel capacity4,409 lbs (coal)
Power sourcesteam
Indicated power296 hp (221 kW)
Optimal speed14 mph
Top speed19 mph
Starting effort13,700 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter32.3 in
Boiler pressure174 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 13 3/4 x 15 3/4 in
Grate area12.9 sq ft
Evaporative heating area807.3 sq ft
Total heating area807.3 sq ft
Calculated Values
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secondary line
narrow gauge
last changed: 05/2024

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