D W Rogers & Company 0-4-2 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Enterprise (Locobase 11750)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 9, p. 94. Works number was 4620 in April 1879.

Locobase can't reconstruct this tiny wood-burner's career beyond Gene Connelly's note that the engine was later sold to Gadsden Furnace Company some time after that company's founding in 1887 in Gadsden, Alabama. The GFC was at one time the largest coke furnace in the South.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID11750
RailroadD W Rogers & Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 3.67'
Engine Wheelbase9'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.41
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)9'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers12000 lbs
Engine Weight16000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight16000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity225 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)10 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter28"
Boiler Pressure130 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)7" x 12"
Tractive Effort2321 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.17
Heating Ability
Firebox Area17.90 sq. ft
Grate Area 4.50 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface137 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface137 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume256.31
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation585
Same as above plus superheater percentage585
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area2327
Power L12571
Power MT944.68

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