Oahu Railway & Land Company 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Leahi (Locobase 11633)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 15, p. 110. Works number was 10131 in July 1889. See the Southern California Scenic Railway Association's account of the life of the OR & L at http://www.scsra.org/library/oahurwy.html, last accessed 21 August 2010.

This was an unusually small and low-powered Eight-wheeler, even in the narrow-gauge world. The OR & L was built originally to connect Honolulu with 'Aiea 12 mile away. Locobase can't say for sure if the Leahi was present at the railway's opening on 16 November 1889. A full-service common carrier, the OR & L remained resolutely 3-foot gauge during its decades of operation.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID11633
RailroadOahu Railway & Land Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers15
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 5.75'
Engine Wheelbase15'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.38
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers14000 lbs
Engine Weight22000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity750 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)12 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter33"
Boiler Pressure130 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)9" x 12"
Tractive Effort3255 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.30
Heating Ability
Firebox Area45.65 sq. ft
Grate Area 5.20 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface279 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface279 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume315.76
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation676
Same as above plus superheater percentage676
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area5935
Power L14105
Power MT1292.85

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