Two years after Taunton supplied the Omaha Road with some mixed-traffic 4-4-0s (Locobase 9303), the small Massachusetts builder added this pair of freighters with slightly larger fireboxes and a little more boiler area. At almost the same time as their arrival, the two locomotives were rebranded for the Chicago, St Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha. A year later, the Omaha Route placed them in their own C-9 class and added 200 to their numbers.
261 was sold to the Laona & Northern in 1901. In the same year, O'Neal Brothers of Stillwater, Minn bought the 262.
Small, lightweight Eight-wheelers from a small Massachusetts builder. The second engine was named for R Blakly. Both were renumbered by the Chicago, St Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha in 1880.
Both were sold in 1903. The 216 went to the Pan American Railway while Reddis Lumber & Vencer Company (Marshfield, Wisc).
At the same time Baldwin delivered 63"" mixed-traffic Eight-wheelers (Locobase 9300) locomotives to the WW, the builder supplied this quartet of freight engines that duplicated the order except for the smaller drivers.
At the same time Baldwin delivered 63" mixed-traffic Eight-wheelers (Locobase 9301) locomotives to the WW, the builder supplied this quartet of freight engines that duplicated the order except for the smaller drivers.
229 was a petite Eight-wheeler that came from a small, but well-regarded Massachusetts builder. Taunton delivered several other 4-4-0s in the same period, but most were converted in 1890 to B-3 0-4-0s driven by 15" x 24" cylinders. 228 (works 568) served in class A-2, but Al Weber's engine-by-engine listing shows this locomotive with 15" diameter cylinders.
After its appearance in the Chicago, St Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha diagram book in 1900, 229 was sold to E H Hobe Lumber Company.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Class||61/C-9||C H Bigelow/C-7||C-3||C-4||George A Hamilton/A-2|
|Railroad||Sioux City & St Paul (CStPM&O)||Sioux City & St Paul (CStPM&O)||West Wisconsin (CStPMO)||West Wisconsin (CStPMO)||Sioux City & St Paul (CStPM&O)|
|Number in Class||2||3||9||4||1|
|Road Numbers||61-62/261-262||3-4/16-17/216-217, 230||19-23, 28-31||24-27||8-9/ 28-29/228-229|
|Builder||Taunton||Taunton||M. Baird & Co||Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co||Taunton|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft)||7.50||7.50||8||8||7|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft)||21.50||21.42||24.25||22||20.75|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.35||0.35||0.33||0.36||0.34|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)||42.58||40.42||46||43||40.08|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs)||43,300||40,500||41,000||43,000||42,800|
|Engine Weight (lbs)||66,000||62,200||68,000||70,000||67,400|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)||53,800||49,300||49,700||47,700||48,200|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)||119,800||111,500||117,700||117,700||115,600|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals)||2283||2200||2200||2400||2000|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)||6||6||5||5||5|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)||36||34||34||36||36|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in)||57||63||63||59||64|
|Boiler Pressure (psi)||140||140||138||140||140|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)||16" x 24"||16" x 24"||16" x 24"||16" x 24"||14" x 22"|
|Tractive Effort (lbs)||12,827||11,605||11,440||12,392||8018|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||3.38||3.49||3.58||3.47||5.34|
|Firebox Area (sq ft)||92||88.20||104.90||104.90||83|
|Grate Area (sq ft)||14.50||14.30||15.30||15.30||13.60|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)||798||780||890||890||737|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft)|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)||798||780||890||890||737|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||142.88||139.66||159.35||159.35||188.02|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2030||2002||2111||2142||1904|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2030||2002||2111||2142||1904|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||12,880||12,348||14,476||14,686||11,620|