New Orleans & North Eastern 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class A2 (Locobase 6077)

Data from the 1926 Alabama & Vicksburg locomotive diagram book supplied in March 2004 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection.

Works numbers were 3316-3317 in 1901. Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific's 310-311 were works numbers 3118-3119 and 302 (works number 3118) followed on the heels of the two NO & NE Locomotives.

These were the last locomotives supplied by Richmond with serials generated by the Virginia-based company. From this point on, Richmond's numbers would be numbered with all of the constituent companies that made up the American Locomotive Company.

Two more came into the system in August 1902. Works 26238 joined the NO&NE as their 302 and 26239 went to the VS&P as 313.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID6077
RailroadNew Orleans & North Eastern
Number in Class6
Road Numbers205-206/403-404, 300-303
Number Built6
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase9'
Engine Wheelbase23.17'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.39
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)52.02'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers71500 lbs
Engine Weight101000 lbs
Tender Light Weight113900 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight214900 lbs
Tender Water Capacity5500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)11 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)60 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter64"
Boiler Pressure190 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)18" x 24"
Tractive Effort19622 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.64
Heating Ability
Firebox Area144 sq. ft
Grate Area18.50 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1516 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1516 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume214.47
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3515
Same as above plus superheater percentage3515
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area27360
Power L16411
Power MT395.35

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