Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville / Louisville, New Albany & Chicago 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 80/D-7 (Locobase 2158)

Data from Catalogue Descriptive of Simple and Compound Locomotives built by Brooks Locomotive Works, Dunkirk, NY (Buffalo, NY: Matthew-Northrup Company, 1899); see also Charles McShane, The Locomotive Up to Date (Chicago: Griffin & Winters, 1899), pp. 482-483. See also CI&L 1 - 1941 Locomotive Diagrams supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection. Works numbers were 2627-2628 in June 1897. (Builder info from B.Rumary, 25 Kingscombe, Gurney Slade, Radstock, BA3 4TH, ENGLAND and Jeremy Lambert as supplied by Allen Stanley in March 2004. )

The cab sported a clerestory which combined with the engine's tall domes and thin smokepipe gave the impression of a nearly square profile.

Very shortly after the LNA&C ordered these locomotives, the railroad was reorganized as the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville (the Monon Route). The pair was renumbered 80-81 80 was rebuilt with a saturated boiler in March 1924 and 81 was superheated.


Class D-4 (Locobase 8293)

Data from CI&L 8 - 1941 Locomotive Diagrams supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection. See also DeGolyer, Volume 17, p. 255 and Volume 18, p. 219. Works numbers were 12612 in April 1892, 13506 in June 1893

The design is typical for the early 1890s in its narrow firebox and steam dome over the crown sheet. The L, NA & C was absorbed by the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville (Monon) in 1898. Although small, the two engines ran on the Monon until the middle 1930s.


Class D-5 (Locobase 8296)

Data from CI&L 8 - 1941 Locomotive Diagrams supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection.

Locobase doesn't know much about this early (for the Monon) Eight-wheeler.


Class D-6 (Locobase 8297)

Data from CI&L 1 - 1940 Locomotive Diagrams supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection.

Locobase doesn't know much about this early (for the Monon) Eight-wheeler.

NB: Tube length is an estimate based on the calculation of tube surface area by subtracting reported firebox heating surface from reported total evaporative heating surface.


Class D-7-A - superheated (Locobase 8295)

Data from CI&L 8 - 1941 Locomotive Diagrams supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection.

Locobase 3143 describes the saturated-boiler version of this pair of locomotives rebuilt by the C I & L. When the 81 was superheated in December 1924, The high-pitched boiler sacrificed 136 tubes in favor of 22 flues for a modest amount of superheat.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class80/D-7D-4D-5D-6D-7-A - superheated
Locobase ID2158 8293 8296 8297 8295
RailroadChicago, Indianapolis & Louisville (Monon)Louisville, New Albany & Chicago (Monon)Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville (Monon)Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville (Monon)Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville (Monon)
CountryUSAUSAUSAUSAUSA
Whyte4-4-04-4-04-4-04-4-04-4-0
Number in Class22111
Road Numbers80-81/111-112107-108/65-66707681
GaugeStdStdStdStdStd
Number Built2211
BuilderBrooksBurnham, Williams & CoRogersRogersMonon
Year18971892189118901924
Valve GearStephensonStephensonStephensonStephensonWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 8.50' 8.83'9'9' 8.75'
Engine Wheelbase23.42'23.87'23.42'23.42'23.67'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.36 0.37 0.38 0.38 0.37
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)48.33'48.17'47.29'47.29'56'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers79000 lbs82000 lbs84900 lbs74900 lbs87000 lbs
Engine Weight121800 lbs117000 lbs125900 lbs109900 lbs199000 lbs
Tender Light Weight89000 lbs74000 lbs74000 lbs74000 lbs147000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight210800 lbs191000 lbs199900 lbs183900 lbs346000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity4000 gals4000 gals4000 gals4000 gals7400 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)8.5 tons8 tons8 tons8 tons13 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)66 lb/yard68 lb/yard71 lb/yard62 lb/yard73 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter72"67"67"63"73"
Boiler Pressure190 psi160 psi140 psi120 psi180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)18.5" x 24"18" x 24"18" x 24"18" x 24"19" x 24"
Tractive Effort18424 lbs15784 lbs13811 lbs12590 lbs18159 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.29 5.20 6.15 5.95 4.79
Heating Ability
Firebox Area145.60 sq. ft132 sq. ft128 sq. ft132 sq. ft140 sq. ft
Grate Area26.80 sq. ft17 sq. ft18 sq. ft16.50 sq. ft27.50 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1950 sq. ft1642 sq. ft1450 sq. ft1324 sq. ft1484 sq. ft
Superheating Surface275 sq. ft
Combined Heating Surface1950 sq. ft1642 sq. ft1450 sq. ft1324 sq. ft1759 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume261.16232.30205.13187.31188.43
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation50922720252019804950
Same as above plus superheater percentage50922720252019805742
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area2766421120179201584029232
Power L1817758194622353712955
Power MT456.38312.89240.04208.22656.57

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