Newburgh, Dutchess & Connecticut 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 8 / P-2 (Locobase 12148)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 19, p. 228. Works numbers were 14276 in April 1895.

Locobase uses estimates for the heating surface areas (firebox and total) based on very similar values for a nearby locomotive of the Philadelphia, Reading & New England (Locobase 12094). The tubes in the current engine were about an inch longer, the firebox measured an inch deeper in front and in back, and the grate was a bit bigger and this is reflected in the firebox measurement.

Within a decade, the ND & C would be incorporated in the Central New England as 226. In 1913, it would be renumbered 38.

Class 9 / P-2 (Locobase 12624)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 25, p. 88. Works numbers were 21016 in September 1902.

Like other Eight-wheelers procured by this eastern New York and western Connecticut, the 9 was modestly scaled. As such, it was typical of the middle of the pack at the time.

When the ND & C was merged with the Central New England, the 9 was renumbered twice. After a 24-year career, the 39 was scrapped in July 1926.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class8 / P-29 / P-2
Locobase ID12148 12624
RailroadNewburgh, Dutchess & Connecticut (CNE)Newburgh, Dutchess & Connecticut (CNE)
Number in Class31
Road Numbers8 / 226 / 388 / 227 / 39
Number Built31
BuilderBurnham, Williams & CoBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 8.75' 9.08'
Engine Wheelbase22.83'23.92'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.38 0.38
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers64000 lbs74000 lbs
Engine Weight100000 lbs118000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity3000 gals3000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)53 lb/yard62 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter69"69"
Boiler Pressure160 psi180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)18" x 24"19" x 24"
Tractive Effort15327 lbs19211 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.18 3.85
Heating Ability
Firebox Area140 sq. ft148 sq. ft
Grate Area17.60 sq. ft18.60 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1539 sq. ft1643 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1539 sq. ft1643 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume217.72208.61
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation28163348
Same as above plus superheater percentage28163348
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area2240026640
Power L158286263
Power MT401.52373.18

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