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 ID14063
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase8'
Engine Wheelbase21.75'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.37
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)45.17'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers52000 lbs
Engine Weight80000 lbs
Tender Light Weight50500 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight130500 lbs
Tender Water Capacity2500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)43 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter60"
Boiler Pressure160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)15" x 24"
Tractive Effort12240 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.25
Heating Ability
Firebox Area95 sq. ft
Grate Area15.50 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface988 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface988 sq. ft
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 area15200
Power L14769
Power MT404.38

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