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Na Class
CLASS  Na    2-6-2

Introduced:    1894 Number in Class:    2

Na Class Register

Locomotive Specifications

  Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia, USA

Engine Weight:    
35.4 tons
Tender Weight:    
19.1 tons
Total Weight:    54.5 tons Adhesive Weight:    
25.2 tons
Length over Buffers:    
50' 10"
Total Wheelbase:    42' 10" Engine Wheelbase:    23' 2" Coupled Wheelbase:    
10' 1"
Tender Wheelbase:    
12' 9"
Driver Wheel Dia.:    49" Cylinders HP:    
Two - 10" x 20"
Cylinders LP:    
Two - 17" x 20"
Grate Area:    16.7 sq ft Evaporative Area:    
957 sq ft
Superheated Area:     Working Pressure:    
180 psig
Tractive Effort:    
9700 lbs f
Coal Capacity:    3.0 tons Oil Capacity:     Water Capacity:    
1500 gals

Remarks:     The Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company, in 1894, ordered a 2-6-2 "Prairie" locomotive fitted with Vauclain compound cylinders. Having a larger boiler than its 'N' cousin, it was also a heavier locomotive. operated over the Paekakariki-Longburn section, the engine proved a good performer and showed a "marked saving in steam" when compared with a simple locomotive. W&MRC orded a further similar engine in 1897, but this locomotive was slightly heavier tha the earlier machine. The Government took them over in 1908 and by 1929 they were worn out.
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