These were relatively small Atlantics procured relatively late in that wheel arrangement's short period of ascendancy as a passenger engine. The driver diameter implies local passenger rather than express. The first four were bought in July 1907 and delivered four months later for a total cost of $54,794.46. Adding another two years later required another $14,000.
The diagram notes that 200-201 had the number of tubes and consequently the total heating surface as shown. 202 possessed three fewer tubes for a total EHS of 2,261 sq ft and 203 had 249 tubes and a total EHS of 2,228 sq ft. 204 arrived two years after the first four and had a different tube count - 252 - as well and a total EHS of 2,253 sq ft.
Obviously the class worked out -- possibly because it possessed that very attractive attribute of having been paid for. Unusually, and unlike the identical LS & MS engines procured at the same time (see Locobase 5548), these engines apparently were never superheated.
Two were retired in the 1930s -- 1613 went in December 1933 and 1610 in November 1936. Even in February 1950, the class still averaged 279 miles per day per engine, considerably more than any other class.
The others were scrapped in 1951 at the end of the steam era with 1612 going in January, 1612 in February, and 1614 in March.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Ann Arbor (AA)|
|Number in Class||5|
|Road Numbers||200-204 / 1610-1614|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.27|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||58.96'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||91500 lbs|
|Engine Weight||161300 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||136000 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||297300 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||6700 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||10 tons|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||76 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||200 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||19" x 26"|
|Tractive Effort||23125 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||3.96|
|Firebox Area||157 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||39.10 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||2286 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||2286 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||267.93|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||7820|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||7820|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||31400|