Georgia Railroad 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class D-0-20 (Locobase 6855)

Data from NC&StL 1 - 1921 Locomotive Diagrams-CLR CHTS supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection. Works number was 20523 in May 1902.

The Georgia ran this locomotive for about 14 years before it sold it to well-known engine rebuilder/reseller Georgia Car & Locomotive. Two years later, GC & L sold the locomotive in April 1918 to the Nashville, Chattanooga & St Louis as their #50.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID6855
RailroadGeorgia Railroad
Number in Class1
Road Numbers35 / 50
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase8'
Engine Wheelbase22.92'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.35
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)50'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers78000 lbs
Engine Weight108900 lbs
Tender Light Weight96000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight204900 lbs
Tender Water Capacity4100 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)13 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)65 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter67"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)19" x 24"
Tractive Effort19785 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.94
Heating Ability
Firebox Area179 sq. ft
Grate Area31.50 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface2137 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface2137 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume271.34
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5670
Same as above plus superheater percentage5670
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area32220
Power L17738
Power MT437.42

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