Gale Lumber Company 2-4-2 "Columbian" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 14701)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Vol 62, p. 337. Works number was 52660 in December 1919.

Locobase can't say anything about the Gale Lumber Company and notes only that the 2 went to work for the Bradley Lumber & Manufacturing Company in 1920. It's likely that the GLC was either taken over by the BL&MC or was renamed to that effect.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class2
Locobase ID14,701
RailroadGale Lumber Company
CountryUSA
Whyte2-4-2ST
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1919
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)5
Engine Wheelbase (ft)15.92
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.31
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)15.92
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)26,000
Engine Weight (lbs)40,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)40,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)400
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)22
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)36
Boiler Pressure (psi)170
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)10" x 14"
Tractive Effort (lbs)5619
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.63
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)34
Grate Area (sq ft) 7.80
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)254
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)254
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume199.59
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1326
Same as above plus superheater percentage1326
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area5780
Power L13398
Power MT576.25


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