Altoona & Phillipsburg Connecting 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 12082)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 19, p. 31. Works number was 13800 in October 1893..

At the same time the A & PC bought the Eight-wheeler described in Locobase 12082, it procured another medium-sized Vauclain compound. Apparently, compound Consolidations were fine as they were because the A & PC didn't rebuild this as a simple-expansion engine. Nor did the Buffalo & Susquehanna when it took it over as 101 in 1899.

After a stint with locomotive rebuilder/reseller Hicks Car & Locomotive Works, the 101 went west to the Bellingham Bay & British Columbia and was given road number 6. The railroad was renamed the Ballingham & Northern in 1912, then taken over by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific in 1914. The Milwaukee Road renumbered it 7563 in 1920, reclassified it C9-c (for compound) and only scrapped it in December 1929.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12082
RailroadAltoona & Phillipsburg Connecting
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase13.67'
Engine Wheelbase21.58'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers108000 lbs
Engine Weight125000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity3300 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)45 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter50"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke)13.5" x 24"
Low Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke)23" x 24" (2)
Tractive Effort19910 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.42
Heating Ability
Firebox Area153 sq. ft
Grate Area25 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1732 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1732 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume435.61
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation4500
Same as above plus superheater percentage4500
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area27540
Power L13245
Power MT264.96

If you have any railroad data such as diagram books, rail station plans or anything else that you would be willing to share, please contact us.