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
Class1
Locobase ID11627
RailroadChicago, Kansas City & Texas
CountryUSA
Whyte2-4-4T
Number in Class2
Road Numbers1-2
GaugeStd
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Year1889
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase7'
Engine Wheelbase29'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.24
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)27.50'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers55000 lbs
Engine Weight95000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight95000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity1400 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)46 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter58"
Boiler Pressure130 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)16" x 24"
Tractive Effort11705 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.70
Heating Ability
Firebox Area90.92 sq. ft
Grate Area15.10 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1050 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1050 sq. ft
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 area11820
Power L13385
Power MT271.37


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