Wisconsin Central 2-4-6 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 132 (Locobase 15908)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 13, p 146. Works number was 8918 in November 1887.

Based on the pair of suburban tanks sold to the Chicago & Great Western in 1886 (Locobase 2099), this locomotive added an axle under its bunker. Like the others, the 132 joined the Northern Pacific in 1890 and was renumbered, but two years later they were redirected to the terminal railroad Chicago & Northern Pacific which became the Chicago Terminal & Transfer. Both railroads placed the 625 in class B-2 and numbered it 6.

On the latter's absorption by the B & O as the Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal in 1907, the 6 joined the other two in class R and took road number 625. But the engine was gone from the B&O rolls by 1913.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID15908
RailroadWisconsin Central
Number in Class1
Road Numbers132/625/6/625
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 7.50'
Engine Wheelbase32'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.23
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)32'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers61000 lbs
Engine Weight118000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight118000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity1800 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)51 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter63"
Boiler Pressure130 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)17" x 24"
Tractive Effort12166 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.01
Heating Ability
Firebox Area109.60 sq. ft
Grate Area17.10 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1285 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1285 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume203.81
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2223
Same as above plus superheater percentage2223
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area14248
Power L13968
Power MT286.82

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