Cashie & Chowan Railroad & Lumber Company 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class William Albert Johnson (Locobase 11573)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 15, p. 9. Works number was 9844 in March 1889.

The C & C was a narrow-gauge lumber road owned by the Greenleaf, Johnson & Son Lumber Company. It ran for 9 miles from Howard, NC to Howard Mill and remained open until 1913. At that point, presumably, the 4 went back to Greenleaf Johnson.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassWilliam Albert Johnson
Locobase ID11573
RailroadCashie & Chowan Railroad & Lumber Company
CountryUSA
Whyte4-4-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers4
Gauge3'6""
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Year1889
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 6.75'
Engine Wheelbase17.83'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.38
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers24000 lbs
Engine Weight36000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity3000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)20 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter54"
Boiler Pressure130 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)18" x 24"
Tractive Effort15912 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 1.51
Heating Ability
Firebox Area
Grate Area 9.40 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface0
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1222
Same as above plus superheater percentage1222
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area0
Power L10
Power MT0


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