Poland Spring 0-6-0 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 5308)

Data from Steamtown's Special History Study housed at http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/steamtown/shs2g.htm (visited 4 January 2003). Used Richardson balanced slide valves.Works number was 67536 in April 1927.

Although Hiram Ricker and Sons originally contracted for this saddle-tanker, it's unlikely that it ever actually operated for the mineral-water bottler in Maine. What is known is that its second owner -- EJ Lavino & Company -- procured it as their engine #3 to switch cars at the manganese blast furnace in Sheridan, Pennsylvania. In 1966, Lavino moved #3 to Bellows Falls, Vermont. It was later preserved by Steamtown in Vermont and moved with the rest of the collection to Pennsylvania.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID5308
RailroadPoland Spring
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase10.20'
Engine Wheelbase10.20'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers107000 lbs
Engine Weight107000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight107000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity1500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)1 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)59 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter44"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)16" x 24"
Tractive Effort21364 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.01
Heating Ability
Firebox Area
Grate Area18.23 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface0
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3281
Same as above plus superheater percentage3281
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area0
Power L10
Power MT0

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