0-3-0 is a type of wheel arrangement for a monorail steam locomotive.


Listowel and Ballybunion Railway 1900

This most unusual wheel arrangement was only used for specialised monorails.

Listowel and Ballybunion Railway[]

The Lartigue Monorail locomotives used on the Listowel and Ballybunion Railway were of 0-3-0 wheel arrangement, although they also required non-load-bearing guide wheels. These locomotives were built by the Hunslet Engine Company, Leeds in 1888.[1]

Patiala State Monorail Trainways[]

Patiala monorail locomotive, at the Indian National Railway Museum

Four locomotives were built with this wheel arrangement in 1907 for the Patiala State Monorail Trainways, a monorail line in Patiala, India. They had double flanged driving wheels and the locomotives had an outrigger wheel that ran on the ground. The builder was Orenstein & Koppel of Berlin, one locomotive is preserved in working order at the National Rail Museum, New Delhi, New Delhi.[2]

Also, in the Russian notation that counts axles instead of wheels, 0-3-0 is identical to Whyte's 0-6-0.


  1. ^ Newham, A.T.; Foster, Michael (1989) [1967]. The Listowel & Ballybunion Railway. Headington: Oakwood Press. pp. 46, 65. ISBN 0-85361-376-1. Locomotion Papers LP33.
  2. ^ "RAIL TRAIL: Patiala State Mono Rail Tramways". Indian Express. Retrieved 12 September 2010.