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4-6-2 2 231-K-82 et tender 38-A-58
476 g / 0.65 A
final and triumphal race of the last French PacificJanuary 11, 1969, we should also change the lettering of the buffer beam, whose characters are no longer shaded, the cab plates, marked Aulnoye, and perhaps the colour of smoke guards that seem to have become green then. Maybe we’ll stop there…
Machines of PLM (Paris Lyon Méditerranée) origin (6200) built between 1919 and 1921 and modified according to the principles of André Chapelon in the 1930s. Following the electrification of the Sud-Est after the 2nd World War, they are transferred to the Est then to the Nord (La Chapelle, Boulogne, Tergnier) where they receive 38 m3 Nord tenders.
231-K-82 was cancelled on January 11, 1969 in Calais, at the same time as the K-8, 16, 22 and 27. This machine carried out the last commercial run of a Pacific in France, January 11, 1969. See below.
|Overall length||13 990||160.8||160.0|
|Chassis length||13 060||150.2||151.7|
|Cab width||2 880||33.1||34.7|
|Boiler diameter||1 840 1||21.2|
|Chimney height||4 250||48.9||48.8|
|Total wheelbase||11 230||129.0||129.0|
|Distance A (bogie)||2 300||26.4||26.3|
|Distance B||1 700||19.5||19.0|
|Distance C (motor wheels)||2 100||24.1||24.4|
|Distance D||3 030||34.8||34.0|
|ø bogie wheels||1 000||11.5||11.5|
|ø motor wheels||2 000||23.0||22.3|
|ø dolly wheels||1 360||15.6||15.6|
|Overall length||9 830||113.0||111.6|
|Chassis length||9 160||105.3||110.0|
|Body width||2 960||34.0||34.9|
|Total wheelbase||6 550||75.3||75.2|
|Bogie wheelbase||2 300||26.4||26.3|