East Fifth Street Railway 0-4-2 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Hugh Lynch (Locobase 11577)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 15, pp. 15 and 82.

Works numbers were 9818-9820 in February 1889 and 9974-9975 in May..

In the brief heyday of the steam-powered street railway, Kansas City's company bought 5 of these small "dummies". Each was named: Hugh Lynch, Martin Regan, D. A. Harrington, E. L. Martin, and James Kelly. They ran on 60-lb/yard rail for 5 miles. Abandoned at some point, the EFSR was revived as an electric railway at the turn of the Century.

Gene Connelly could find only sketchy information about the dummies' subsequent use, but he was able to determine that the 13 went to the Grand Haven Street Railway in Michigan as their #5. Grand Haven is located on Lake Michigan almost due west of Lansing. According to the http://www.highlandparkassociation.org/history.htm website, the GHSR "...shuffled resorters and day trippers out to the Park where the Company also built a dance pavilion and public beach house."

The 5 was later sold to the Ludington & Northern, also in Michigan. Presumably this occurred in or just after 1903 when the GHSR was merged with the Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon Railway. According to janeofwisconsin's blog (http://janeofwisconsin.com/blog/page/4/), she and her fellow travelers would ride a 2-mile line to the Epworth Hotel in Epworth (north of Ludington) on the "ping pong Dummy Train"

See the highly informative Michigan Railroads website at http://www.michiganrailroads.com/RRHX/Railroads/RailroadMenu.htm

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassHugh Lynch
Locobase ID11577
RailroadEast Fifth Street Railway
Number in Class5
Road Numbers5, 7, 9, 10, 13
Number Built5
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 4.50'
Engine Wheelbase 9.67'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.47
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) 9.67'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers23000 lbs
Engine Weight30000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity300 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)19 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter35"
Boiler Pressure130 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)10" x 14"
Tractive Effort4420 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.20
Heating Ability
Firebox Area35 sq. ft
Grate Area 8.70 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface269 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface269 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume211.37
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1131
Same as above plus superheater percentage1131
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area4550
Power L12646
Power MT507.25

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