National Limestone Company 0-6-0 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 15043)

Data from Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1912 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1912), p. 161. Works number was 1493 in November 1910.

The NLC had several plants at which this switcher could have served. One of the biggest and most often mentioned was the plant in Martinsburg, WVa.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID15043
RailroadNational Limestone Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers1
Number Built1
BuilderVulcan Iron Works
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase11'
Engine Wheelbase11'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers132000 lbs
Engine Weight132000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)73 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter50"
Boiler Pressure200 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)19" x 26"
Tractive Effort31912 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.14
Heating Ability
Firebox Area123 sq. ft
Grate Area26.54 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1687 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1687 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume197.72
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5308
Same as above plus superheater percentage5308
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area24600
Power L14497
Power MT225.32

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