Chicago, Kansas City & Texas 2-4-4 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 11627)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 15, p. 90.

Works numbers were 10038 and 10046 in June 1889.

Despite its grandly scale name, the C, KC & T never made to either Chicago or Texas. It opened for traffic in July 1889, at which point the two tank locomotives shown in this entry went to work. In 1893, the railroad was reorganized as the Kansas City and Atlantic. (Again, its actual terminus of Smithville, Mo fell considerably short of the Atlantic Ocean.) It was reorganized again as the Kansas City & Northern in 1897 when the Union Terminal Company bought up all of the KC & A assets.

In January 1897, the #1 was sold to the UTC with the 2 following in May 1901.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID11,627
RailroadChicago, Kansas City & Texas
Number in Class2
Road Numbers1-2
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)7
Engine Wheelbase (ft)29
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.24
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)27.50
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)55,000
Engine Weight (lbs)95,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)95,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)1400
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)46
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)58
Boiler Pressure (psi)130
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)16" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)11,705
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.70
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)90.92
Grate Area (sq ft)15.10
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1050
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1050
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume188.00
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1963
Same as above plus superheater percentage1963
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11,820
Power L13385
Power MT271.37

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