Columbia & Puget Sound 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 7 (Locobase 12240)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works datacard as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University. Works numbers were 15439-15440 in July 1897 and 19298

in July 1901.

The C & PS was operated by the Pacific Coast (described briefly in Locobase 12079). All of this design of Consolidations experienced a change of status in 1916. The 8 adopted the parent Pacific Coast herald in March. The 7 was sold to McKenna Lumber Company for $6,000 in July; that company retired its engine in 1932.

Both were scrapped in July 1940.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class7
Locobase ID12240
RailroadColumbia & Puget Sound
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class3
Road Numbers7-8, 11
GaugeStd
Number Built3
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Year1897
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase13.67'
Engine Wheelbase21.33'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers100000 lbs
Engine Weight115000 lbs
Tender Light Weight60000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight175000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity3500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)42 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter50"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)19" x 24"
Tractive Effort26512 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.77
Heating Ability
Firebox Area128 sq. ft
Grate Area23.80 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1537 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1537 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume195.15
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation4284
Same as above plus superheater percentage4284
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area23040
Power L14146
Power MT365.61


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