Hastings Lumber 2-4-2 "Columbian" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 12073)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 22, p. 228,. Works number was 17433 in February 1900.

This tank was an exact duplicate (in all the important dimensions, at least) of the 1893 Concord & Montreal locomotive shown in Locobase 12065. Hastings operated lumber harvesting on the New Hampshire-Maine border and built a 10-mile railroad from Hastings up the Wild River. When the Wild River lumber stands burned in 1903, the railroad cloased and the 4 went to Berlin, NH to run on the Berlin Mills line. It was scrapped in 1935.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12,073
RailroadHastings Lumber
Number in Class1
Road Numbers4
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)7
Engine Wheelbase (ft)22.67
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.31
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)22.67
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)62,000
Engine Weight (lbs)86,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)86,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)1000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)52
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)44
Boiler Pressure (psi)160
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)16" x 22"
Tractive Effort (lbs)17,408
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.56
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)77.70
Grate Area (sq ft)14.40
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1062
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1062
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume207.44
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2304
Same as above plus superheater percentage2304
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area12,432
Power L13324
Power MT236.39

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