Morgan's Louisiana & Texas RR & Steamship Co 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 32 / J / E-62 (Locobase 11780)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 10, p. 131. Baldwin works numbers were 5387-5388, 5390, 5395-5396 in December 1880; 5910-5911 in November 1881; 5941 in December 1881; 6094, 6098 in March 1882; 6416, 6423 in October 1882; 7041, 7043 in November; 7486 in December.

See Locobase 11759 for a brief description of this railroad. Most of these small Eight-wheelers remained on the Morgan Lines (consolidated in 1901 with several other roads into the Texas & New Orleans); they were renumbered 108-127. They were scrapped in the early teens.

A few went on to second careers as shown on the table

T & NO # Month/Year New owner (per Connelly) New number

121 7/06 F & A

125 7/09 Weir Lumber

118 11/10 HimPlanCo

117 2/12 F & A 117

116 3/12 GS & B Lumber

120 6/14 Blw Lumber

122 9/14 Bill Sugar

123 9/14 Meek Sugar

124 Louisiana sugar plantation as late as October 1947.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class32 / J / E-62
Locobase ID11,780
RailroadMorgan's Louisiana & Texas RR & Steamship Co (T&NO
CountryUSA
Whyte4-4-0
Number in Class15
Road Numbers32-36, 38-47 / 532-536, 538-547
GaugeStd
Number Built15
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Year1880
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)8
Engine Wheelbase (ft)21.75
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.37
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)42,000
Engine Weight (lbs)65,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)
Tender Water Capacity (gals)2000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)35
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)49
Boiler Pressure (psi)130
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)17" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)15,641
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 2.69
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)100
Grate Area (sq ft)13.90
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)923
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)923
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume146.39
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1807
Same as above plus superheater percentage1807
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area13,000
Power L12396
Power MT251.54


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