New Castle & Frenchtown 0-4-0 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Phoenix (Locobase 799)

Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Bulletin #13 (1927) has report by railroad of this engine's performance.

She was the four-coupled freight engine for the NC & F at the time. By early 1837, when the report reproduced above was written, Phoenix had accumulated $40.88 in repair bills.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID799
RailroadNew Castle & Frenchtown
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Number Built1
Valve Gear
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase
Engine Wheelbase
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers11000 lbs
Engine Weight16000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)9 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter54"
Boiler Pressure75 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)12" x 20"
Tractive Effort3400 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.24
Heating Ability
Firebox Area
Grate Area
Evaporative Heating Surface
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface0
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation0
Same as above plus superheater percentage0
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area0
Power L10
Power MT0

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