Hebard Cypress Company 2-4-4 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Frederick (Locobase 11091)

Data from Logging Locomotives 1913 (Philadelphia, Pa: Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1913), p 6. See also DeGolyer, Volume 45, p. 10. Works number was 33531 in July 1909.

Compared to the 2-6-0 shown in Locobase 14033, this Hebard Cypress wood-burning Forney (what Baldwin called a "four-coupled double-ender") was a good deal smaller and of the proportions associated with lightly built tram roads. In fact, the engine operated in Pequaming, Mich to move logs for cutting into wood for automobile bodies.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID11091
RailroadHebard Cypress Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 6.50'
Engine Wheelbase25.75'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.25
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)25.75'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers38500 lbs
Engine Weight69000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight69000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity900 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)32 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter46"
Boiler Pressure160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)12" x 20"
Tractive Effort8515 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.52
Heating Ability
Firebox Area63 sq. ft
Grate Area12.90 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface649 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface649 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume247.90
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2064
Same as above plus superheater percentage2064
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area10080
Power L14517
Power MT517.31

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