Elgin, Joliet & Eastern 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 9 / 410 (Locobase 7292)

See data from EJ&E 11 - 1938 Locomotive Diagrams supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection.

This somewhat ornately calligraphed diagram shows a typical Eight-wheeler of the late 1880s. Apparently it remained in service even in the late 1930s on runs that cannot have offered much speed.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class9 / 410
Locobase ID7292
RailroadElgin, Joliet & Eastern (EJ&E)
Number in Class1
Road Numbers410
Number Built1
BuilderRhode Island
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase8'
Engine Wheelbase20.50'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.39
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)43'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers59480 lbs
Engine Weight95350 lbs
Tender Light Weight70800 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight166150 lbs
Tender Water Capacity2500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)10 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)50 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter59"
Boiler Pressure145 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)15" x 24"
Tractive Effort11281 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.27
Heating Ability
Firebox Area112 sq. ft
Grate Area16.27 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface878 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface878 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume178.86
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2359
Same as above plus superheater percentage2359
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area16240
Power L14177
Power MT309.64


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