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
Locobase ID14701
RailroadGale Lumber Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase5'
Engine Wheelbase15.92'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.31
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)15.92'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers26000 lbs
Engine Weight40000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight40000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity400 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)22 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter36"
Boiler Pressure170 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)10" x 14"
Tractive Effort5619 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.63
Heating Ability
Firebox Area34 sq. ft
Grate Area 7.80 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface254 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface254 sq. ft
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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