Newburgh, Dutchess & Connecticut 4-4-2 "Atlantic" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 10 / P-2 (Locobase 10769)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works, Record of Recent Construction ((1903), No. 31, p. 11. Works number was 19461. See for a history of the N, D & C.

Originally opened in 1866 as the Dutchess & Columbia, which soon connected Fishkill with the Connecticut Western. A variety of relationships with other railroads didn't keep the D & C from entering bankruptcy in 1874 and the N, D & C emerged in 1877.

Given the relatively light rail on which it ran, this Atlantic design is appropriately sized. It was perhaps the lightest 4-4-2 to run on North American standard gauge and was a repeat of the 1899 New York, Philadelphia & Norfolk pair described in Locobase 12355. In many ways, it resembled a long-wheelbase Eight-wheeler.

The New Haven acquired the N, D & C in 1904 and merged it with the Central New England Railway in 1907. The CNE designated this little Atlantic P-2 and numbered it 228. In 1913, it renumbered it 40. After a 25-year operating life, the 40 was withdrawn in July 1927 and scrapped.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class10 / P-2
Locobase ID10,769
RailroadNewburgh, Dutchess & Connecticut (CNE)
Number in Class1
Road Numbers10
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)6
Engine Wheelbase (ft)23
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.26
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)50.25
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)61,185
Engine Weight (lbs)120,305
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)71,995
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)192,300
Tender Water Capacity (gals)3600
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)51
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)69
Boiler Pressure (psi)180
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)18" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)17,242
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.55
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)134
Grate Area (sq ft)24.80
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1982
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1982
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume280.40
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation4464
Same as above plus superheater percentage4464
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area24,120
Power L17766
Power MT559.65

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