United Fruit 0-4-0 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Kingston (Locobase 14999)

Data from Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1922 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1922), p. 1026. Works number was 5936 in September 1916.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID14999
RailroadUnited Fruit
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 4.67'
Engine Wheelbase 4.67'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) 4.67'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers18000 lbs
Engine Weight18000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight18000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)15 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter24"
Boiler Pressure170 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)7" x 12"
Tractive Effort3540 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.08
Heating Ability
Firebox Area25.80 sq. ft
Grate Area 5.97 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface140 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface140 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume261.92
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1015
Same as above plus superheater percentage1015
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area4386
Power L13422
Power MT838.25

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