Ferdinand 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 14063)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 45, p. 146. Works number was 40594 in September 1913.

The Ferdinand went into service in 1909 as the Railway, but reorganized as the Ferdinand Railroad in 1911. The 6 1/2-mile (10-km) railroad connected Ferdinand, Indiana and nearby Huntingburg. The 3 was retired in 1951 and scrapped in 1952.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID14,063
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)8
Engine Wheelbase (ft)21.75
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.37
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)45.17
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)52,000
Engine Weight (lbs)80,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)50,500
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)130,500
Tender Water Capacity (gals)2500
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)43
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)60
Boiler Pressure (psi)160
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)15" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)12,240
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.25
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)95
Grate Area (sq ft)15.50
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)988
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)988
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume201.27
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2480
Same as above plus superheater percentage2480
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15,200
Power L14769
Power MT404.38

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