The M & GR was one of 3 railroads that set out from Manistee, Michigan to logging regions at several points of the compass. This short line was organized in November 1889 and eventually extended 70 miles southeast from Manistee to Tustin. The 1 was named after one of the railroad's original stockholders.
At the beginning, the railroad apparently all the backers could have wanted. When surveyed in 1909, the road was reported to be lightly built, using 60 lb/yard (30 kg/metre) rail on "fair" ties. There was no separate passenger service by this time.
Four years later, the M&GR was sold to foreclosure to the Michigan East & West Railway. The line between Manistee to Tustin in 1916 following the clearing of the forests along its right of waty.
NB: Heating surface data is derived from comparison with the Kearney & Black Hills order of the same year, (Locobase 11697) which has identical firebox dimensions as well as identical tube counts, diameters, and length.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Manistee & Grand Rapids|
|Number in Class||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.37|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||50000 lbs|
|Engine Weight||80000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight|
|Tender Water Capacity||2800 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||42 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||130 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||17" x 24"|
|Tractive Effort||12362 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.04|
|Firebox Area||121 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||16.30 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||1181 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||1181 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||187.31|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2119|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2119|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||15730|