The standard-gauge Colorado Southern & Cripple Creek Division electric railway covered ran from Cripple Creek and Victor initially and later extended the line to Colorado Springs. It was never a vigorous railroad but in its early years, these Consolidations represented a healthy slug of freight power for this short line.
The Cripple Creek & Colorado Springs (an amalgam of several railroads) was organized in the mid-teens as an umbrella entity that held the lease on the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek that owned the defunct Florence & Cripple Creek's narrow gauge track. They also leased the Midland Terminal from 1917 to 1919.
As such, the company limped along. The 1-8 were retired in 1922 and most were sold off. George E Breece Lumber Company bought three of the class in 1923 (ex-2) and 1926 (ex-5 and ex 8). Edward Hines Yellow Pine Company bought the 5 in 1923 and Moffat Coal secured the 5 in 1925.
The CC&CS was dissolved in 1931. The three remaining engines (1, 4, 7) were sold for scrap in 1941.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Colorado Southern & Cripple Creek District|
|Number in Class||8|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.64|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||50.71'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)||38820 lbs|
|Weight on Drivers||153280 lbs|
|Engine Weight||170700 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||106900 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||277600 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||5000 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||12 tons|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||64 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||190 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||22" x 26"|
|Tractive Effort||39849 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||3.85|
|Firebox Area||196.10 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||34.19 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||2739 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||2739 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||239.44|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||6496|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||6496|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||37259|