Cherokee Iron & Railroad / Columbia Belt 0-4-2 Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Belle West (Locobase 11770)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 9, p. 244. Baldwin works number was 4947 in January 1880. See also the estimable Georgia Railroad History at http://www.railga.com/cherokee.html and http://www.railga.com/eastwest.html

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.


Class J Hill/Odd (Locobase 15817)

Data from SAL 1907 locomotive diagrams supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection. Works number was 1865 in 1889.

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.


Class Odd (Locobase 9379)

Data from SAL 1907 locomotive diagrams supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection. The builder is usually identified in roster sources as Porter, but none of the Porter lists show any such 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
ClassBelle WestJ Hill/OddOdd
Locobase ID11,770 15,817 9379
RailroadCherokee Iron & Railroad (SAL)Columbia Belt (SAL)Columbia Belt (SAL)
CountryUSAUSAUSA
Whyte0-4-2T0-4-2T0-4-2T
Number in Class111
Road Numbers310011000
Gauge3'StdStd
Number Built111
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & CoRichmond
Year188018891900
Valve GearStephensonStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft) 4.50 5.87 5.58
Engine Wheelbase (ft)11.5014.6212
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.39 0.40 0.47
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)11.5014.6212
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)31,45036,550
Engine Weight (lbs)47,05047,550
Tender Light Weight (lbs)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)47,05047,550
Tender Water Capacity (gals)550700500
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)2630
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)365050
Boiler Pressure (psi)130100100
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)12" x 16"12" x 18"12" x 18"
Tractive Effort (lbs)707244064406
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 7.14 8.30
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)406353
Grate Area (sq ft) 7.8011.5010.30
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)439441440
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)439441440
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume209.61187.17186.74
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation101411501030
Same as above plus superheater percentage101411501030
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area520063005300
Power L1238026742493
Power MT374.89300.75

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