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Russian locomotive class Izhitsa

Ѵ (Izhitsa) class steam locomotive
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Build date 1908—1918, 1927—1931
Configuration 0-8-0
UIC classification D h2
Gauge 1,524 mm (5 ft)
Driver diameter 1.220–1.300 m (48.03–51.18 in)
Length 10.085–10.133 m (33 ft 1 in–33 ft 3 in)
Axle load 16 tonnes (35,300 lb)
Locomotive weight 64.3–65.0 tonnes (141,800–143,300 lb)
Fuel type Coal
Boiler pressure 12–13 kg/cm2 (1.18–1.27 MPa; 171–185 psi)
Firegrate area 3.03–3.33 m2 (32.6–35.8 sq ft)
Heating surface:
– Tubes and flues
163.4–206 m2 (1,759–2,217 sq ft)
Superheater area 40.3–47.4 m2 (434–510 sq ft)
Cylinders Two, outside
Cylinder size 575 mm × 650 mm (22.64 in × 25.59 in)
Performance figures
Maximum speed 55 km/h (34 mph)
Class Ѵ

The Russian steam locomotive class Izhitsa (Ѵ) was a steam locomotive produced in Russia and the Soviet Union between 1908 and 1918, and between 1927 and 1931. The Russian letter Ѵ can be transliterated as Hy. On Russian and Soviet railways, these were the most powerful steam locomotives of type 0-8-0. They were designed by E. E. Noltein and had a 16 ton axle load.[1]

Similar class

The Russian locomotive class Y (Ы) was similar but had a 15 ton axle load. In the period 1909-1916, 350 class Y (Ы) locomotives were built.

See also


  1. ^ Le Fleming, H.M. and Price, J.H. Russian Steam Locomotives, p 31, John Marshbank Ltd, London, 1960
  • В.А. Раков Паровозы серии Ѵ // Локомотивы отечественных железных дорог 1845-1955. — 2-е, переработанное и дополненное. — Москва: «Транспорт», 1995. — С. 176—179. — ISBN 5-277-00821-7
  • В.А. Раков Паровозы с четырьмя движущими колёсными парами // Локомотивы отечественных железных дорог 1845-1955. — 2-е, переработанное и дополненное. — Москва: «Транспорт», 1995. — С. 520—521. — ISBN 5-277-00821-7

External links

  • The Moscow Railway Museum at Rizhsky Rail Terminal
  • Report on a visit to the Varshavsky Rail Terminal

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