Weirton Steel Company 0-6-0 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 102 (Locobase 15005)

Data from Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1922 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1922), p. 999. Works numbers were 58808-58809 in 1919.

Weirton, WVa was the home of this giant steel mill, which opened in 1909. National Steel Corporation acquired it in 1929.

When the mill looked ready to close in the early 1980s, WSC employees initiated an employee-takeover plan in 1983. Although having to resort to public stock offerings that reduced the employees' share in 1994 to 49%, the works remained open into the 21st century.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID15005
RailroadWeirton Steel Company
Number in Class2
Road Numbers102-103
Number Built2
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase11.50'
Engine Wheelbase11.50'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)41.50'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers163000 lbs
Engine Weight163000 lbs
Tender Light Weight98000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight261000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)91 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter50"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)22" x 26"
Tractive Effort38507 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.23
Heating Ability
Firebox Area158 sq. ft
Grate Area28 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface2042 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface2042 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume178.51
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5040
Same as above plus superheater percentage5040
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area28440
Power L13714
Power MT150.70

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