Bavarian B VIII

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Bavarian B VIII
Number(s) 497 SCHILLER to 502 WIELAND
Quantity 6
Year(s) of manufacture 1872ff.
Retired 1911
Wheel arrangement 2-4-0
Axle arrangement 1B n2
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Length over buffers 13,750 mm
Service weight 33.2 t
Adhesive weight 21.2 t
Axle load 12.0 t
Top speed 80 km/h
Driving wheel diameter 1,620 mm
Leading wheel diameter 1,115 mm
No. of cylinders 2
Cylinder bore 406 mm
Piston stroke 610 mm
Boiler Overpressure 10 bar
Grate area 1.52 m2
Evaporative heating area 95.10 m2
Tender 3 T 9
Water capacity 9.0 m3

The B VIII steam engines of the Royal Bavarian State Railways (Königlich Bayerische Staatsbahn) were tender locomotives.

This class was a forerunner of the first Bavarian express train locomotive. It was equipped with an inside Stephenson valve gear, inside steam chests, detachable cranks, (Aufsteckkurbel) and a full outside frame (aussenliegender Füllrahmen). The firebox was supported in order to provide a better distribution of weight.

They were equipped with Bavarian 3 T 9 tenders.

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