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Re: More Narrow Gauge Garratt Questions

January 20, 2009 03:47AM avatar
Kevin S. Wrote:
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> How fast were the NG-16's? The Puffing Billy
> Garratt?
>
> Would a 4-6-2+2-6-4 Garratt with slightly larger
> drivers have made a faster locomotive?
>
> Were there any narrow gauge Garratt's built
> specifically for passenger service?
>
> What were the main physical drawbacks to these
> locomotives? The most obvious to me would be that
> as water and fuel was consumed the engines would
> lose tractive effort.



NG/G 16's would run at about 40 mph, so I've been told. Theroretically larger wheels would lead to a faster locomotive, the fastest ever recorded was about 80 mph during testing one of the Algerian 4-6-2+2-6-4's in France in the 1930's but these were standard gauge. Some of the metre/cape gauge designs ran mostly in passenger service but no NG passenger specific types were built.

The diminishing water/coal supplies issue always existed.

G

Gavin

Linslade
Bedfordshire
UK

Garratt Locomotives
[www.beyergarrattlocos.co.uk]
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