Baltimore & Delta 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Thomas C Jenkins (Locobase 11798)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 11, p. 33. Works numbers were 6134, 6140, 6145-6146 in April.

These two Consolidations were diverted from the large order that were delivered to the Denver & Rio Grande (see Locobase 11797).

Both the 3 and 4 (named George S Brown) had remained on the physical rails north of Baltimore throughout all of the corporate name changes. Alas, the 4 was wrecked at Vale in February 1899. In 1901, the Banner Lumber Company in Louisiana purchased the 3 to operate it on the Kentwood & Eastern. The K & E ran the engine for almost 20 years before letting it go to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment, which sold it to J H Burnham as their 20 but quickly repossessed it, put it on a side track, and apparently forgot about it for 40 years.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassThomas C Jenkins
Locobase ID11798
RailroadBaltimore & Delta
Number in Class2
Road Numbers3-4
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase11.33'
Engine Wheelbase17.83'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)41.79'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers50000 lbs
Engine Weight60000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity2500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)21 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter36"
Boiler Pressure130 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)15" x 20"
Tractive Effort13813 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.62
Heating Ability
Firebox Area88 sq. ft
Grate Area16.70 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface852 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface852 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume208.28
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2171
Same as above plus superheater percentage2171
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11440
Power L12464
Power MT434.57

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