Surry, Sussex & Southampton 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 11854)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 13, p. 111. Works number was 8119 in September 1886.

See Locobase 11663 for a history of the S S & S, a common-carrier and logging road in southeastern Virginia. This high-drivered Eight-wheeler (it's all relative) was the second locomotive on the line.

2 later moved to North Carolina and the Tar River Lumber Company of Rocky Mount, NC.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID11854
RailroadSurry, Sussex & Southampton
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 6.42'
Engine Wheelbase17.29'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.37
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers22000 lbs
Engine Weight33000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity1000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)18 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter43"
Boiler Pressure130 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)10" x 16"
Tractive Effort4112 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.35
Heating Ability
Firebox Area36.28 sq. ft
Grate Area 6.60 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface347 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface347 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume238.58
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation858
Same as above plus superheater percentage858
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area4716
Power L13385
Power MT678.42

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