Bethlehem Steel 0-4-0 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 32 (Locobase 15028)

Data from Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1912 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1912), p. 153. Works numbers were 4547-4548 in April 1910.

Located in Calhoun County, Ill, the CC&B exploited a coal outcropping through a drift mine. Originally incorporated before 1882 as the Thomas Coal Company, the corporate name of CC&B only applied between 1907 and 1911.

To take men in and haul coal out, they needed a low-profile mine locomotive. Locobase hasn't determined the track gauge.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID15028
RailroadBethlehem Steel
Number in Class2
Road Numbers32-33
Number Built2
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase5'
Engine Wheelbase5'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)5'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers81500 lbs
Engine Weight81500 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight81500 lbs
Tender Water Capacity
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)68 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter40"
Boiler Pressure170 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)15" x 20"
Tractive Effort16256 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.01
Heating Ability
Firebox Area76.80 sq. ft
Grate Area14.08 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface808 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface808 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume197.53
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2394
Same as above plus superheater percentage2394
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area13056
Power L13303
Power MT178.70

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