Hartwell 0-4-2 Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Nancy Hart (Locobase 11760)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 9, p. 183. See also George Woodman Hilton, American Narrow-Gauge Railroads (Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 1990), pp. 372-373. Works numbers were 4798 in October 1879.

The Hartwell consisted of 10 miles of rail that connected Hartwell , Ga with Bowersville. Southern Railway bought the HRR, but an earlier suit against the bankrupt Richmond & Danville resulted in the Southern leasing the HRR to T J Lindner for 10 years in 1898. Hilton reports that J D Matheson took over as lessee in 1902. Apparently, the Hartwell was small enough that it evaded complete absorption and survived as an independent short line. Indeed, it continued to handle freight into the 21st Century.

Operated by the Hartwell for almost 20 years as its one and only locomotive, the 1 was sold to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment when Matheson converted the HRR to standard gauge in 1905.

in 1907. SI & E found a buyer in December 1911 in J J Jones Lumber Company of Webb, Miss, but the engine apparently didn't satisfy JJLC, so it sold it back to SI & E in 1914. Within a few months, SI & E sold the engine to Georgia Gravel in January 1915.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassNancy Hart
Locobase ID11760
RailroadHartwell
CountryUSA
Whyte0-4-2T
Number in Class1
Road Numbers1
Gauge3'
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Year1879
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase4'
Engine Wheelbase10.50'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.38
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)10.50'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers
Engine Weight
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight0
Tender Water Capacity300 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)0
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter30"
Boiler Pressure130 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)9" x 14"
Tractive Effort4177 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Firebox Area26 sq. ft
Grate Area 6.70 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface193 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface193 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume187.23
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation871
Same as above plus superheater percentage871
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area3380
Power L12037
Power MT


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