Long Bell Lumber Company 2-6-6-2 Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1000 (Locobase 4056)

Data from http://loggingmallets.railfan.net, supplemented by DeGolyer, Vol . 71, p. 288+. Works numbers were 57597-57598 in January 1924.

The Baldwin specs showed that this rather large articulated was expected to negotiate curves of 40 degrees (146 foot/44.5 metre radii), and conquering grades of 6% and 7%. 8" (203 mm) piston valves served the HP cylinders, 12" (305 mm) piston valves directed the HP exhaust steam to the LP cylinders.

These engines ran on Long Bell property out of Ryderwood, Wash., for their entire working lives. Both were scrapped in the mid-50s.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID4056
RailroadLong Bell Lumber Company
Number in Class2
Road Numbers1000-1001
Number Built2
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)8
Engine Wheelbase (ft)23.67
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.34
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)64.06
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)174,000
Engine Weight (lbs)200,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)99,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)299,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)5000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)1500
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)48
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)44
Boiler Pressure (psi)200
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)18" x 24"
Low Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)28" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)42,517
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.09
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)160
Grate Area (sq ft)31.50
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1927
Superheating Surface (sq ft)466
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)2393
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume272.61
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation6300
Same as above plus superheater percentage7497
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area38,080
Power L15935
Power MT451.19

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