Singer Manufacturing Company 0-4-2 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 9 (Locobase 13035)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 29, p. 258. See also Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1912 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Third Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1912), p. 158. Works number was 29977 in January 1907.

Locobase does not know the destination of this tank. It was larger than most other 0-4-2Ts delivered to American customers and intended for the standard gauge. The specs call for the tank to be lettered NBSL (something-something-short-line?).

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13,035
RailroadSinger Manufacturing Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers9
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)6
Engine Wheelbase (ft)13
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.46
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)13
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)45,000
Engine Weight (lbs)51,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)
Tender Water Capacity (gals)600
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)38
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)38
Boiler Pressure (psi)160
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)13" x 18"
Tractive Effort (lbs)10,887
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.13
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)46
Grate Area (sq ft) 9.70
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)519
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)519
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume187.69
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1552
Same as above plus superheater percentage1552
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area7360
Power L12745
Power MT268.96

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