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Home > Steam > 46201

46201 to 46253

  • Axle: 1'D1'
  • Total quantity: 53
  • First year: 1942
  • Manufacturer: ALCO, Baldwin, Lima
  • Type USATC S200 "Middle East" Class

History

200 2-8-2 engines were ordered during WW2 by the British for military service in the Middle East, Iraq and Iran. They were designed and built in United States in 1942 and British Middle East Forces (MEF) received the first one in June 1942. The Allied wanted to improve Turkish transport capability should they need it during the war and for this reason they send 29 engines to Turkey in 1943. After the war, MEF started to dispose of all the engines and TCDD acquired 24 engines more. The remaining went to the Iran State Railways (IrSR) and to Italy State Railways (FS).

These engines have an unmistakable American look despite being built to British specification. They were designed for an easy conversion from coal to oil fuel firing. They were fitted also with air and vacuum brake. Their good steaming capacity made them well suited for long gradient and they did a good service on TCDD mountainous routes.

TCDD engine numbers for the two batches are:

  • 46201 to 46229 (29 units) delivered to TCDD in 1943. All were coal burners.
  • 46230 to 46253 (24 units) transfered from the Middle East Forces (MEF) in 1946 / 47. 4 engines came from Iraq where they were on loan to the Iraqi State Railway (IqSR). These engines were oil burners. The remaining was under army control in Palestine and Egypt, most were oil burners.

Engine numbers

NumberUS TC NumberManufacturerWorks Number/Date
462011155AlCo70088/42
462021015Lima7895/42
462031011Baldwin64514/42
462041013Lima7893/42
462051024AlCo70037/42
462061158"70091/42
462071002Baldwin64505/42
462081162AlCo70095/42
462091023"70036/42
462101154"70087/42
462111009Baldwin64512/42
462121014Lima7894/42
462131000Baldwin64503/42
462141001"64504/42
462151004"64507/42
462161017Lima7897/42
462171010Baldwin64513/42
462181022AlCo70035/42
462191018Lima7898/42
462201019AlCo70032/42
462211005Baldwin64508/42
462221003"64506/42
462231131Lima7948/42
462241008Baldwin64511/42
462251159AlCo70092/42
462261130Lima7947/42
462271096"7918/42
362281094"7916/42
462291105"7927/42
462301047Baldwin64525/42
462311185AlCo70018/42
46232   
46233   
462341150AlCo70083/42
46235   
46236   
462371030Baldwin64521/42
462381116Lima(7933/42)
462391046Baldwin65424/42
46240   
462411149AlCo70041/42
462421122Lima7939/42
46243   
462441178AlCo70111/42
462451152"70085/42
462461082Lima7899/42
462471088"7905/42
462481121"(7933/42)
46249   
462501179AlCo70112/42
46251   
462521195AlCo70128/42
46253   

Pictures

46212 at Ankara. 19th August 1955

46212 at Ankara. 19th August 1955. Photo Alan Swale

46214 awaiting its next duty 13 March 1977

Early morning at Elazığ sees 46214 awaiting its next duty 13 March 1977. Photo Robin Lush

46232 east of Elazığ

46232 east of Elazığ on the Tatvan line 11 April 1975. Photo Robin Lush

46244, Çamlık museum, August 1996

46244, Çamlık museum, August 1996. Photo JP Charrey

46224, Ankara museum, december 1997

46224, Ankara museum, december 1997. Photo JP Charrey

Engine main characteristics

Engine
Engine axle type1'D1'
Driving wheel dia1524 mm
Front bissel wheel dia762 mm
Rear bissel wheel dia1067 mm
Number of cylinder2
Cylinder diameter533 mm
Piston stroke711 mm
Boiler pressure13,8 bar
Grate surface4,37 m2
Boiler pipe length5,334 m
Heating surface201 m2
Superheating surface57,9 m2
Overall length13,2 m
Fixed wheel base length4,8 m
Coupled wheel base length4,8 m
Overall wheel base9,983 m
Weight empty81,3 T
Weight loaded90,7 T
Adhesion weight64,9 T
Load per driving wheel16,225 T
Max speed90 km/h
Tractive effort15,9 T
Power (HP)1825 HP
Tender
Tender axle type2'2'
Wheel dia762 mm
Overall length7,6 m
Wheel base length5,283 m
Tender water capacity24,5 m3
Tender coal capacity8,2 T
Tender weight empty23,1 T
Tender weight loaded55,8 T
Engine + Tender
Loc + tender length20,84 m
Loc + tender wheel base17,8 m
Loc + tender weight146,5 T

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