Fives-Lille and Cail locomotives; general interest type

Fives-Lille and Cail locomotives; general interest type

Also called Fives type, because of the construction of the head of series by this firm, this model was also derived from the Charente type which had been adapted to the imperatives of the lines of general interest of the Vivarais, then under construction.

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These machines had to be able to sustain high speeds on difficult routes and to pull loads that could exceed 60 t. The construction of the 10 units planned to arm the three lines of this network was entrusted to the Fives-Lille workshops in Fives (Nord).

Thereafter, because of the good behaviour of these machines, the equipment of the general interest network of Charentes and Deux-Sèvres motivated the order of 11 additional machines , practically identical, at Ets Cail in Denain (Nord).

The Fives-Lille locomotives of the general interest type

Description of the Fives-Lille locomotives

The manufacturer's Type 102 machines had the same general arrangement as Type 49 (chassis outside the wheels, last axle driven by the driving rod, dome on the first shell supporting the balance valves, Walschaert distribution), but a larger boiler had been installed. Thus the heating surface had been increased by the installation of 131 tubes of 3.10 m in length instead of 113 of 2.80 m. The smoke box door was double-leafed. The dimensions of the cylinders were significantly increased. The diameter of the driving wheels was increased from 0.900 to 1.000 m. The wheelbase had been increased to 4,200 m and the length over the buffers to 8,050 m. The water tanks had been extended to the front of the 1,400 I cylindrical body. In addition, the capacity of the fuel bunkers had been increased from 1,000 to 1,100 kg. As a result, the operating weight was increased from 22.8 t to 28.5 t.

The shape of the shelter was identical to that of the 28-41 series in Corsica. After a few years of use, the cabin was partially closed, either by a canvas or by means of a sheet metal plate.

A handrail, following the shape of the front of the machine, was fixed at the end of the water boxes.

The machines were painted black and the bumper bars were painted red. The latter were marked in white letters, on the left with the C.F.D. and on the right with the engine registration. In addition, a small plate, attached to the base and on each side of the chimney, bore the words "No." and the locomotive registration. On the water boxes only the rectangular builder's plate had been attached in the middle.

As they passed through the G.R., the boilers were modified by installing round smoke box doors, giving these locomotives a more modern look.

Manufacturer's photo of locomotive 130 type I.G. No. 61
Manufacturer's photo of locomotive 130 type I.G. No. 61

Delivery and assignment of Fives-Lille locomotives

Initially planned to equip the lines of the first Vivarais network, the series was reduced by 4 units (n° 53 to 56) assigned in Corsica to serve on the line from Ponte- Leccia to Calvi. These locomotives were attached at a rate of 2 to the Calvi depot and 2 to the traction annex of Ponte-Leccia. On this occasion, the number plates of the chimneys were removed to fix them on the water tanks.

Modernized I.G. type 130 locomotive n° 53 in Calvi station
Modernized I.G. type 130 locomotive n° 53 in Calvi station

The rest of the series was actually delivered on the lines of Vivarais and distributed between the depot of Tournon (N° 57 to 60) and that of La Voulte-sur-Rhône (N° 61 to 62).

The Yssingeaux line was equipped with Mallet machines to replace the four units assigned to Corsica. Subsequently, two additional Mallet machines having been ordered and assigned to Tournon, machines 59 to 60 were transferred to the depot at La Voulte-sur-Rhône.

The only mutation recorded was the departure of machine n° 62, on December 12, 1914, for the Charentes and Deux-Sèvres network where it was used on the Epannes line and attached to the traction annex of Ferrière- d'Aunis. In 1946, it was transformed into a diesel locomotive by the workshops of Saint-Jean- d'Angély.

These locomotives were overhauled between 1947 and 1964, after excellent service

Cail locomotives of the general interest type

Description of the Cail locomotives

These machines were similar to those of the previous series, but differed in that the stamp was raised to 11 kg, which brought the tractive effort to 4,029 kg allowing the towing of a larger number of vehicles. In fact, during the tests, this type of machine towed a convoy of 70 t in level at a speed of 45 km/h. They were recognisable externally by their round smoke box door and the inscription in yellow paint of the initials C.F.D. and the registration number framing the manufacturer's plate on the sides of the water boxes. Their livery and markings were identical to the Fives du Vivarais series of machines.

Locomotive 130 type I.G. n° 55 in Ile-Rousse custody, on the Balagne Corsica line
Locomotive 130 type I.G. n° 55 in Ile-Rousse custody, on the Balagne Corsica line

Delivery and assignment of Cail locomotives

The Cail factory delivered the entire series to Saint-Jean-d'Angély in the last half of 1895. After helping with the track laying and ballasting work, they were put into regular service in February 1897. They did not undergo any changes and remained attached to the Saint-Jean-d'Angély depot until the closure of the network in 1951.

However, units No. 71, 74 and 76 were parked in poor condition during the 1939-1945 war and sold for scrap in 1944. On the other hand, machine n° 70 was transformed into a locotractor by the Ateliers de Saint-Jean-d'Angély in 1948.

Modernized 130 type I.G. locomotive No. 56 at the head of a mixed train in Palasca station, on the Balagne line
Modernized 130 type I.G. locomotive No. 56 at the head of a mixed train in Palasca station, on the Balagne line
Mixed train entering Calvi station towed by locomotive 130 Fives-Lille n° 53
Mixed train entering Calvi station towed by locomotive 130 Fives-Lille n° 53
Locomotive 130 FIves-Luse No. 55 on the swing bridge at the Calvi depot
Locomotive 130 FIves-Luse No. 55 on the swing bridge at the Calvi depot
Manufacturer's photograph of locomotive 130 No. 71 (Series 68-78), type I.G.
Manufacturer's photograph of locomotive 130 No. 71 (Series 68-78), type I.G.
Locomotive 130 type I.G. No. 79 at the head end of a mixed train, on the formation yard at Saint-Jean-d'Angely Station
Locomotive 130 type I.G. No. 79 at the head end of a mixed train, on the formation yard at Saint-Jean-d'Angely Station
DELIVERY TABLE FOR GENERAL INTEREST LOCOMOTIVES
N°C.F.D.ConCon.No.ConslinerYearCon.Delivery DateDate of CommissioningObservations
532727Fives-Lille189010.11.9001.12.90Réforme 1946
542728189010.11.9001.12.90Réforme 1945
552729189010.11.9028.11.90Réforme 1948
562730189010.11.9016.12.90Réforme 1948
572721189026.01.9120.08.91Réforme 1949
582722189026.01.9120.08.91Réforme 1949
592723189010.02.9120.08.91Réforme 1953
602724189026.02.9120.08.91Réforme 1949
612725189105.03.9106.10.91Réforme 1964
622726189117.03.9106.10.91lineacteur 1946
682449CAIL Denain189520.07.9518.02.97Réforme 1951
692450189504.08.9518.02.97Réforme 1951
702451189510.08.9518.02.97lineacteur 1948
712452189512.08.9518.02.97Réforme 1944
722453189517.08.9518.02.97Réforme 1951
732454189531.08.9518.02.97Réforme 1951
742455189502.08.9518.02.97Réforme 1944
752456189507.08.9518.02.97Réforme 1951
762457189513.09.9518.02.97Réforme 1944
772458189523.09.9518.02.97Réforme 1951
782459189523.09.9518.02.97Réforme 1951

source : MTVS 1988-4

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