One of the stipulations in the specifications was a guarantee that the 3 would manage 325-350 tons up a 1% grade at "slow speed".
Baldwin built several Eight-wheelers with these dimensions in 1890, each for a different road. This one was headed for a central New York State short line that was built to encourage the Ulster & Delaware's owner Thomas Cornell to continue a westward extension from Bloomville to Oneonta.
A few months before the namesake engine was delivered, the C&CV tracklayers reached Davenport Center. All construction stopped soon afterward when Thomas Cornell died and his nephew, Edwin Young, stepped in as executor. According to the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society account, Young's influence was sufficient to block any further competition.
Passenger service between Cooperstown and Davenport Center continued for a few years but ended in 1903. The U&D and the C&CR would eventually meet, but in West Davenport.
The 3 passed into Delaware & Hudson hands when that road acquired the Cooperstown branch. After being renumbered 397, then 415, the engine was sold in October 1905 to the Carolina & North Western as their 115. The C&NW scrapped the 115 in May 1932.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Class||Cooperstown / C-29|
|Railroad||Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley|
|Number in Class||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.37|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||45.17'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||50000 lbs|
|Engine Weight||80000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||52000 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||132000 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||2800 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||5 tons|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||42 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||130 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||17" x 24"|
|Tractive Effort||12166 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.11|
|Firebox Area||110 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||16.57 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||1185 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||1185 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||187.95|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2154|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2154|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||14300|