Liu Chang Coal Mining & Railway Company 0-6-0 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 4 (Locobase 14626)

Data fromm DeGolyer, Vol 60, pp. 156+. Works number was 55295 in March 1922.

This anthracite burner had to tread lightly on the 35 lb/yard (17.5 kg/metre) rail and arc around 35.8 degrees (radii of 160 feet/48.8 metre).

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID14626
RailroadLiu Chang Coal Mining & Railway Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers4
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 8.50'
Engine Wheelbase 8.50'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)31.44'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers40000 lbs
Engine Weight40000 lbs
Tender Light Weight30500 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight70500 lbs
Tender Water Capacity1400 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)2.5 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)22 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter33"
Boiler Pressure160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)12" x 16"
Tractive Effort9495 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.21
Heating Ability
Firebox Area51 sq. ft
Grate Area13.80 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface435 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface435 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume207.70
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2208
Same as above plus superheater percentage2208
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area8160
Power L12899
Power MT479.34

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