Calhoun Brick & Clay 0-4-0 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 15027)

Data from Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1912 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1912), p. 152.

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 ID15027
RailroadCalhoun Brick & Clay
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
Number Built1
Valve Gear
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 2.75'
Engine Wheelbase 2.75'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) 2.75'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers7580 lbs
Engine Weight7580 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight7580 lbs
Tender Water Capacity
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)6 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter18"
Boiler Pressure160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)9" x 8"
Tractive Effort4896 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 1.55
Heating Ability
Firebox Area13.10 sq. ft
Grate Area 3.31 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface58 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface58 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume98.46
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation530
Same as above plus superheater percentage530
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area2096
Power L11006
Power MT585.18

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