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
Locobase ID13717
RailroadNorton Timber Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers1
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase7'
Engine Wheelbase21.58'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.32
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)21.58'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers45850 lbs
Engine Weight66350 lbs
Tender Light Weight60000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight126350 lbs
Tender Water Capacity3000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)4.5 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)38 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter44"
Boiler Pressure160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)14" x 22"
Tractive Effort13328 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.44
Heating Ability
Firebox Area69.70 sq. ft
Grate Area12.70 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface872 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface872 sq. ft
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 area11152
Power L13653
Power MT351.30

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