These were the survivors of a larger class. This pair, which still ran on the railroad in 1924-1924 had builder's numbers 1895 (17, later 1252) and 2306.
This quartet of Eight-wheelers came from a small New York builder and stood out from the other 4-4-0s because of their longer tubes and greater evaporative heating surface.
The 25 was off the W&LE by 1900, which is when the other three received new numbers 318-320.
319-320 were sold to J C Carland Company in December 1905 and December 1906. 56 remained with the W&LE much longer, earning a new number (1254) in 1920 and only being scrapped in April 1926.
This Brooks engine sported a larger boiler than W&LE Americans had mounted up to this point.
Rome supplied two new Eight-wheelers that had more cylinder volume, but a smaller boiler that reduced demand on the grate.
Renumbered several times, the two locomotives had different careers. 324 was scrapped in September 1911 while 323 was renumbered 1403 in 1919 and scrapped in October 1927.
The firebox heating surface area included 3 arch tubes measuring 17.7 sq ft. This passenger engine design had a relatively short driving wheelbase and a relatively long front-truck wheelbase.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Class||D-2||D-2 - NYLW||D-3 - 324||D-3 - NYLW||D-4|
|Railroad||Wheeling & Lake Erie||Wheeling & Lake Erie||Wheeling & Lake Erie||Wheeling & Lake Erie||Wheeling & Lake Erie|
|Number in Class||2||4||1||2||6|
|Road Numbers||315-316 / 1251-1252||23-26/54-56/318-320 /1254||324 / 1404||67-68/33-34/60-61/323-324/1403||63-68 / 350-355/ 2101-2106|
|Builder||Rome||Brooks||Rome||Burnham, Williams & Co|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.36||0.35||0.36||0.37||0.33|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||44'||45.33'||45.58'||48.54'||52.21'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||52000 lbs||56800 lbs||61200 lbs||57200 lbs||94740 lbs|
|Engine Weight||80000 lbs||88100 lbs||85700 lbs||89200 lbs||140240 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||72600 lbs||69300 lbs||80000 lbs||91700 lbs||129500 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||152600 lbs||157400 lbs||165700 lbs||180900 lbs||269740 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||3133 gals||3120 gals||3670 gals||3540 gals||7000 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||9.5 tons||7.5 tons||10 tons||10 tons||10 tons|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||43 lb/yard||47 lb/yard||51 lb/yard||48 lb/yard||79 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||150 psi||130 psi||145 psi||130 psi||190 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||16" x 24"||16" x 24"||17" x 24"||17" x 24"||19.5" x 26"|
|Tractive Effort||12635 lbs||10950 lbs||13788 lbs||12362 lbs||22176 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.12||5.19||4.44||4.63||4.27|
|Firebox Area||102 sq. ft||114 sq. ft||127 sq. ft||126 sq. ft||195.70 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||15.10 sq. ft||14.60 sq. ft||16.20 sq. ft||17 sq. ft||44.17 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||1048 sq. ft||1384 sq. ft||1387 sq. ft||1231 sq. ft||2248 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||1048 sq. ft||1384 sq. ft||1387 sq. ft||1231 sq. ft||2248 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||187.64||247.80||219.98||195.24||250.14|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2265||1898||2349||2210||8392|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2265||1898||2349||2210||8392|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||15300||14820||18415||16380||37183|