This was one of the smallest standard-gauge Consolidation designs to go into service in North America during the first few years of the 20th Century. Indeed, except for higher weights and a slighly higher boiler pressure in the 1903 engine, its specifications are an exact copy of those first used on the Atlantic Coal Company's #5 in August 1894 (see Locobase 12116). 5 was added about 8 years (and 14,000 builders numbers) later.
4 worked for the Reed, W Va coal company for about 10 years before being sold to the Campbells Creek Railroad as their #3. The CCRR was an entirely separate operation from the coal company. 5 remained with the CCCC.
In keeping with the 2-8-0's diminutive dimensions, the road it served was pretty small, too, covering only 13.8 miles (22.2 km) between Dana (on the Kanawha & Michigan) up Campbells Creek to Putney, West Virginia.
This engine should not be thought of as a logger. The specs say that it was a freight engine "to be used in ICC service", that is, operate for a common carrier. In any case, the short line it served added one new locomotive per decade.
Although fitted with a saturated boiler, the 6 used 10" (254 mm) piston valves for steam distribution to the cylinders.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Campbell's Creek Coal Company||Campbell's Creek Coal Company|
|Number in Class||2||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co||Baldwin|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.64||0.63|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||54.04'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)||0|
|Weight on Drivers||110000 lbs||137000 lbs|
|Engine Weight||125000 lbs||154000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||70000 lbs||124000 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||195000 lbs||278000 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||3500 gals||6000 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||10 tons|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||46 lb/yard||57 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||180 psi||200 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||19" x 24"||20" x 24"|
|Tractive Effort||26512 lbs||32640 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.15||4.20|
|Firebox Area||128 sq. ft||162 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||23.75 sq. ft||30 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||1537 sq. ft||2204 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||1537 sq. ft||2204 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||195.15||252.56|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||4275||6000|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||4275||6000|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||23040||32400|