Norfolk Navy Yard 0-4-2 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 5 (Locobase 15001)

Data from Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1922 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1922), p. 1027. Works number was 2618 in March 1917.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID15001
RailroadNorfolk Navy Yard
Number in Class1
Road Numbers5
Number Built1
BuilderVulcan Iron Works
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase7'
Engine Wheelbase16.50'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.42
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)16.50'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers113500 lbs
Engine Weight128500 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight128500 lbs
Tender Water Capacity
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)95 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter50"
Boiler Pressure160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)19" x 24"
Tractive Effort23566 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.82
Heating Ability
Firebox Area98 sq. ft
Grate Area20 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1218 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1218 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume154.65
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3200
Same as above plus superheater percentage3200
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15680
Power L12892
Power MT112.35

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