According to Gene Connelly's Baldwin list, this Forney-type locomotive was ticketed for the Macon & Brunswick in Georgia, but he also shows that it was delivered to the CI & RR. The Cherokee operated over 46 miles of track southeast of Rome, Ga between Cartersville and Esom Hill. And the specs show that it was lettered for the CI & RR.
In 1882, the East & West of Alabama Railway leased the Cherokee to supplement its other trackage, In 1886, the E & W bought the line outright, but financial troubles led to its entering receivership in 1888.
When that line converted to standard gauge in 1891, the 3 went on to Thomas Carlin & Sons Lumber Company in Pennsylania. Finally, some time later, Carlin let the engine go to F A Maselli Contractor in Rochester, NY.
Engine 1000 (Locobase 9379) is described as a "6 Weel [sic] Dummy"; the name is cleaned up for 1001. Locobase doesn't know what such a vehicle might be, but supposes it was the early equivalent of a high railer track-inspection locomotive.
Engine 1000 is described as a "6 Weel [sic] Dummy"; the name is cleaned up for 1001 (Locobase 15817) . Locobase doesn't know what such a vehicle might be, but supposes it was the early equivalent of a high railer track-inspection locomotive.
A funny note on the 1918 version of 1000's entry reads:
"DESTROYED" [signature] 5/20/1914
"Do Not Put in Book"
Clearly, someone didn't follow directions very well ...
By the time of 1000's "destruction", it was rolling on 41" drivers and generating 5,370 lb of tractive effort.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Class||Belle West||J Hill/Odd||Odd|
|Railroad||Cherokee Iron & Railroad (SAL)||Columbia Belt (SAL)||Columbia Belt (SAL)|
|Number in Class||1||1||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co||Richmond|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft)||4.50||5.87||5.58|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft)||11.50||14.62||12|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.39||0.40||0.47|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)||11.50||14.62||12|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs)||31,450||36,550|
|Engine Weight (lbs)||47,050||47,550|
|Tender Light Weight (lbs)|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)||47,050||47,550|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals)||550||700||500|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)||26||30|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in)||36||50||50|
|Boiler Pressure (psi)||130||100||100|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)||12" x 16"||12" x 18"||12" x 18"|
|Tractive Effort (lbs)||7072||4406||4406|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||7.14||8.30|
|Firebox Area (sq ft)||40||63||53|
|Grate Area (sq ft)||7.80||11.50||10.30|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)||439||441||440|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft)|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)||439||441||440|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||209.61||187.17||186.74|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||1014||1150||1030|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||1014||1150||1030|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||5200||6300||5300|