Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class I (Locobase 11867)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 13, p. 201. Works numbers were 8419-8420 in March 1887; 8525, 8527 in April; 8842, 8848-8849, 8851 in October; and 11640 in February 1891; 12306, 12311, 12314, 12316 in October.

This class's design was identical to that of the Consolidations that went to Huntington & Broad Top Mountain in 1886 (see Locobase 11868). The February 1891 engine was later sold to the James Bay Railway in Quebec.

All of the others were retired in 1912-1913.


Class I2 (Locobase 12032)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 18, p. 201. Works numbers were 12785-12788 in June 1892.

Locobase 11867 describes the simple-expansion predecessors that made up most of this class. About 8 months after the last of the I class Consolidations was produced, Baldwin supplied this quartet of Vauclain compounds.

They were later converted to 20" x 24" simple-expansion locomotives before being scrapped in 1916-1917.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassII2
Locobase ID11867 12032
RailroadBuffalo, Rochester & PittsburghBuffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh
CountryUSAUSA
Whyte2-8-02-8-0
Number in Class84
Road Numbers45-48, 69-72, 99, 18, 22, 28, 3549-52
GaugeStdStd
Number Built84
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & CoBurnham, Williams & Co
Year18871892
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase14'14'
Engine Wheelbase21.50'21.58'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers100000 lbs104000 lbs
Engine Weight116000 lbs117000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity3000 gals3600 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)42 lb/yard43 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter50"51"
Boiler Pressure130 psi175 psi
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke)20" x 24"13" x 24"
Low Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke)22" x 24" (2)
Tractive Effort21216 lbs17537 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.71 5.93
Heating Ability
Firebox Area146 sq. ft146 sq. ft
Grate Area30.70 sq. ft30.70 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1657 sq. ft1657 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1657 sq. ft1657 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume189.88449.42
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation39915373
Same as above plus superheater percentage39915373
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area1898025550
Power L129633363
Power MT261.29285.16


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