Norton Timber Company 2-4-2 "Columbian" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 13717)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 30 and Volume 36, p. 113. Works number was 36103 in February 1911.

NTC #1 was essentially identical to a number of other 2-4-2s produced by Baldwin for use on logging roads all over the United States. One difference is the much lighter weight specified for this locomotive compared to most of the rest. Perhaps the Dyersburg, Tenn-based NTC was even more lightly built than usual.

At some point, the 1 crossed a state border to work for the A B Smith Lumber Company headquartered in Leadford, Ken. Locomotive rebuilder/reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive next took ownership only to sell it to the Deering Southwesten in Missouri in March 1925 as their $4.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class1
Locobase ID13,717
RailroadNorton Timber Company
CountryUSA
Whyte2-4-2
Number in Class1
Road Numbers1
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1911
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)7
Engine Wheelbase (ft)21.58
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.32
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)21.58
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)45,850
Engine Weight (lbs)66,350
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)60,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)126,350
Tender Water Capacity (gals)3000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons) 4.50
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)38
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)44
Boiler Pressure (psi)160
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)14" x 22"
Tractive Effort (lbs)13,328
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.44
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)69.70
Grate Area (sq ft)12.70
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)872
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)872
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume222.46
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2032
Same as above plus superheater percentage2032
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11,152
Power L13653
Power MT351.30


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