Missouri, Oklahoma & Gulf 2-6-6-2 Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 300 (Locobase 9472)

Data from KO&G 8 - 1923 Locomotive Diagrams book supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection and from Data from Record of Recent Construction #91 (Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1918), p.20-21.A summary of the Muskogee Company empire appears in the Muskogee Company records, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/smu/00131/smu-00131.html, last accessed 26 April 2015. Works numbers were 38574-38578 in November 1912. . Works numbers were 38574-38578 in December 1912.

See Locobase 17 for a Handbook of Texas description of the KO&G, which succeeded the MO&G after its bankruptcy in 1919. In its palmier days (e.g., 1912), the Gulf Route treated itself to these light-footed Mallets. As the Baldwin record stated, Mallet locomotives, "...under favorable conditions, are specially suitable for heavy service onlines where wheel loads are limited on account of comparatively light tracks and bridges." And on the MO&G, rail weights could be as low as 70 lb/yard.

The locomotives had big boilers for their size and 13" piston valves on all four cylinders to aid steam distribution. They were rated to pull 3,000 short tons (2,727 metric tonnes) up a 0.6% grade when the train's frictional resistance did not exceed 6 lb/ton (3 kg/metric tonne).

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class300
Locobase ID9472
RailroadMissouri, Oklahoma & Gulf (KO&G)
CountryUSA
Whyte2-6-6-2
Number in Class5
Road Numbers300-304
GaugeStd
Number Built5
BuilderBaldwin
Year1912
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 9.83'
Engine Wheelbase28.92'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.34
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)72.64'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)44500 lbs
Weight on Drivers265000 lbs
Engine Weight310000 lbs
Tender Light Weight144000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight454000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity8000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)13 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)74 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter55"
Boiler Pressure200 psi
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke)21" x 30"
Low Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke)32" x 30" (2)
Tractive Effort57166 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.64
Heating Ability
Firebox Area198 sq. ft
Grate Area53.40 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface3407 sq. ft
Superheating Surface685 sq. ft
Combined Heating Surface4092 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume283.29
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation10680
Same as above plus superheater percentage12496
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area46332
Power L16934
Power MT346.12

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