EFCB 370

The former EFCB (Estrada de Ferro Central do Brasil) No. 370 4-6-2 was supplied by Alco in 1922. It was a gift from King Albert I of Belgium who visited Brazil on the occasion of the Brazilian Independence centenary celebrations. It was nicknamed "Zezé Leone" after the first Brazilian "miss" elected in the same year. It is one of the only two surviving 1600 mm broad gauge pacifics in Brasil. The loco was withdrawn in the mid sixties, but reportedly steamed on several occasions for maintenance of way trains until about 1969-70. Surviving as a static monument at the Santos Dumont depot in Mina Gerais she was restored to running order in 2008.




Builder no

ALCO 63,433


1600 mm

Wheel Arr.


Dr. Dia.

1727 mm

Cylinders Diam. x Str.

546 x 711 mm

Boiler Press.

12.3 bar

Ad. Wt.

55 tons


95 tons

Grate Area

4.6 m2

Evap. Surface

225 m2

Sup. Surface

51 m2

Top speed

100 km/h



Currently three models of this exquiste locomotive are still available.

The model is made entirely of brass in HO scale(1:87), 16.5 mm gauge. Can be built to 18.4 mm on request.

Price US$ 2200