Central Vermont 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1060 / C-X (Locobase 14546)

Data from Dimensions and Classifications of Locomotives of the NYC&HR et al, September 1905, p. 326. Works numbers were 561 (later road number 1061) and 563 (later raod number 1060).

In the 1905 guide, the New York Central assigned the same class ID to several locomotives of different, but relatively ancient, origins. Each variant was different enough that Locobase breaks them out into a series of entries (14544-14546). 1060 had 69"(1753 mm) drivers, 1061 rolled on 70"(1778 mm) wheels.


Class 324 / C-28 (Locobase 14542)

Data from Dimensions and Classifications of Locomotives of the NYC&HR et al, September 1905, p. 323. See also DeGolyer, Vol 16, p. 60. Works numbers were 10924-10925 in May 1890.

These passenger Eight-wheelers served several railroads in New England, starting with the CV, but soon transferring to the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain. In 1901, the Rutland bought both and renumbered them 172-173. When the New York Central lines briefly gained control of the Rutland in 1905, the two veterans were placed in class C-28 and renumbered 795-796. 795 was scrapped in May 1910, but 796 survived long enough to return to the Rutland in 1914.


Class C-X (Locobase 14544)

Data from Dimensions and Classifications of Locomotives of the NYC&HR et al, September 1905, p. 325.

In the 1905 guide, the New York Central assigned the same class ID to several locomotives of different, but relatively ancient, origins. Each variant was different enough that Locobase breaks them out into a series of entries (14544-14546).

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class1060 / C-X324 / C-28C-X
Locobase ID14546 14542 14544
RailroadCentral VermontCentral VermontCentral Vermont
CountryUSAUSAUSA
Whyte4-4-04-4-04-4-0
Number in Class221
Road Numbers1060-1061324, 3261058
GaugeStdStdStd
Number Built221
BuilderSchenectadyBurnham, Parry, Williams & CoCV
Year186918901873
Valve GearStephensonStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase8' 8.25'8'
Engine Wheelbase21.75'22.08'22.17'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.37 0.37 0.36
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)41.67'45.83'45'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers49000 lbs55000 lbs45400 lbs
Engine Weight77000 lbs87900 lbs72500 lbs
Tender Light Weight60500 lbs90000 lbs63900 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight137500 lbs177900 lbs136400 lbs
Tender Water Capacity2600 gals4200 gals3000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)6 tons9 tons8 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)41 lb/yard46 lb/yard38 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter69"69"68"
Boiler Pressure140 psi145 psi140 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)16" x 24"17" x 24"16" x 24"
Tractive Effort10596 lbs12389 lbs10752 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.62 4.44 4.22
Heating Ability
Firebox Area101 sq. ft123 sq. ft108 sq. ft
Grate Area15.81 sq. ft15.69 sq. ft16.04 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1050 sq. ft1198 sq. ft1003 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1050 sq. ft1198 sq. ft1003 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume188.00190.01179.59
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation221322752246
Same as above plus superheater percentage221322752246
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area141401783515120
Power L1448347954384
Power MT403.40384.41425.77


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