Chicago & Northern Pacific 2-6-6 Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 24 (Locobase 9618)

Data from Catalogue Descriptive of Simple and Compound Locomotives built by Brooks Locomotive Works, Dunkirk, NY (Buffalo, NY: Matthew-Northrup Company, 1899) and builder info from B.Rumary, 25 Kingscombe, Gurney Slade, Radstock, BA3 4TH, ENGLAND and Jeremy Lambert as supplied by Allen Stanley in March 2004. Works number was 2264.

As noted in Locobase 2912, the C & NP conducted commuter operations out of Chicago. Built for display at the Columbian Exposition, the engine had unusually large coal bunkers. The firebox heating surface included 23 sq ft of arch "pipes" (usually described as arch tubes).

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class24
Locobase ID9618
RailroadChicago & Northern Pacific
CountryUSA
Whyte2-6-6T
Number in Class1
Road Numbers24
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBrooks
Year1893
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase15'
Engine Wheelbase35.75'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.42
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)35.75'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers102000 lbs
Engine Weight166000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight166000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity2600 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)4.5 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)57 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter63"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)18" x 24"
Tractive Effort18885 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.40
Heating Ability
Firebox Area167 sq. ft
Grate Area22.60 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1620 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1620 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume229.18
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation4068
Same as above plus superheater percentage4068
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area30060
Power L16564
Power MT425.62


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