Detroit Iron & Steel 0-4-0 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 15029)

Data from Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1912 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1912), p. 154. Works number was 48349 in August 1910.

M A Hanna & Company were the buyers and they sent this saddle tank to Michigan. Locobase suspects that the count of 164 tubes given in the Locomotive Cyclopedia was a typographical error and that 154 tubes was a more likely figure given the stated tube heating surface area. Note the long wheelbase for an 0-4-0 saddle tank.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID15029
RailroadDetroit Iron & Steel
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase7'
Engine Wheelbase7'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)7'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers103500 lbs
Engine Weight103500 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight103500 lbs
Tender Water Capacity1500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)1 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)86 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter46"
Boiler Pressure170 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)17" x 24"
Tractive Effort21788 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.75
Heating Ability
Firebox Area85 sq. ft
Grate Area12.90 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1050 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1050 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume166.53
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2193
Same as above plus superheater percentage2193
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area14450
Power L13049
Power MT129.89

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