Test Reports and Information

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Index

Illinois Test Bulletins

Pennsylvania Railroad Test Bulletins

British Rails Test Bulletins

Miscellaneous Test Bulletins


Introduction

This page lists various locomotive test reports that have been produced by different railway companies or organisations to test the effective performance of a particular locomotive design or element. These reports have been used to check the validity of the Open Rails performance. Some locomotives have been configured to achieve the performance outcomes described in the test reports are provided on the test stock page.

NB: Configuration of test stock is a work in progress and some of the locomotives on the test stock page may not be the most recent version available, all units added after Apr 2018 should be configured and tested to a test report.

Reports shown with red text are known to exist (test report written, but not found readily available on INTERNET), but a "public copy" does not currently exist. If anybody is able to provide information on where to obtain a copy for a report not accessible through this page, please let me know through the contact page.


Illinois Test Bulletins

Bulletin 026 - High Steam Pressure in Locomotive Service, by W. F. M. Goss. 1908.

Bulletin 057 - Superheated Steam in Locomotive Service, by W. F. M. Goss. 1912.

Bulletin 065 - The Steam Consumption of Locomotive Engines from the Indicator Diagrams, by J. P. Clayton. 1913.

Bulletin 082 - Laboratory Tests of a Consolidation Locomotive (Illinois Central Railroad - 958)

Bulletin 101 - Comparative Tests of Six Sizes of Illinois Coal on a Mikado Locomotive, by E. C. Schmidt, J. M. Snodgrass, and 0. S. Beyer, Jr. 1917.

Bulletin 220 - Tests of a Mikado-Type Locomotive Equipped with Nicholson Thermic Syphons, by E. C. Schmidt, E. G. Young, and H. J. Schrader. 1930.

Bulletin 256 - A Study of the Locomotive Front End, Including Tests of a Front-End Model, by E. G. Young. 1933.

Bulletin 274 - A Supplementary Study of the Locomotive Front End by Means of Tests on a Front-End Model, by E. G. Young. 1935.

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Pennsylvania Railroad Test Bulletins

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Locomotive, Testing Plant at Altoona - Tests of a H6A Locomotive

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Locomotive, Testing Plant at Altoona - Bulletin No. 05 - Tests of a E2A Locomotive

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Locomotive, Testing Plant at Altoona - Bulletin No. 10 - Tests of a Modified Class H8SB Locomotive

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Locomotive, Testing Plant at Altoona - Bulletin No. 11 - Tests of a E3SD Locomotive

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Locomotive, Testing Plant at Altoona - Bulletin No. 18 - Tests of a K2SA Locomotive

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Locomotive, Testing Plant at Altoona - Bulletin No. 19 - Tests of a K29 Locomotive

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Locomotive, Testing Plant at Altoona - Bulletin No. 21 - Tests of a E6S Locomotive

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Locomotive, Testing Plant at Altoona - Bulletin No. 22 - Comparison of Passenger Locomotives

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Locomotive, Testing Plant at Altoona - Bulletin No. 26 - Train Resistance and Tonnage Rating

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Locomotive, Testing Plant at Altoona - Bulletin No. 28 - Tests of a L1s Locomotive

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Locomotive, Testing Plant at Altoona - Bulletin No. 29 - Tests of a K4S Locomotive

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Locomotive, Testing Plant at Altoona - Bulletin No. 31 - Tests of a I1S Locomotive

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Locomotive, Testing Plant at Altoona - Tests of a M1 Locomotive

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Locomotive, Testing Plant at Altoona - Tests of a Q2 Locomotive

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Locomotive, Testing Plant at Altoona - Tests of a T1 Locomotive

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British Rails Test Bulletins

Western Railway - Report on Trials of LMR 2-6-0 Class 2 Locomotive

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 01 - GWR Hall Class Locomotive

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 02 - LNER B1 Class Locomotive

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 03 - LMS 4MT Class Locomotive

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 04 - BR 4MT Class Locomotive

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 05 - BR Std Class 7 Locomotive

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 06 - BR Std Class 5 Locomotive

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 07 - BR WD Freight Locomotive

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 08 - V2 Class Locomotive

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 09 - SR 1750hp Diesel Electric Locomotive

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 10 - Merchant Navy Class Locomotive (Original)

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 11 - BTH Paxman Type 1, 800hp Diesel Electric Locomotive (Class 15)

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 12 - SR 1750hp Diesel Electric Locomotive

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 13 - BR Std Class 9F Locomotive

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 14 - Brush Type 2, 1250hp Diesel Electric Locomotive

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 15 - Duke of Gloucester Locomotive

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 16 - SR 2000hp Diesel Electric Locomotive

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 19 - EE 3300hp Diesel Electric Locomotive (Deltic)

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 20 - Merchant Navy Class Locomotive (Rebuilt)

British Railways - Performance and Efficiency Tests - Bulletin 21 - BR/AEI/Sulzer Type 2, Diesel Electric Locomotive

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Miscellaneous Test Bulletins

Locomotive Performance Tests - Purdue University

Tests on Various Compound Locomotives

Road Testing the Niagaras

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