See Locobase 4811 for a description of this Colorado sugar-beet railway.
This low-numbered Consolidation never strayed from the GW. Its scrapping came almost 50 years later in March 1951.
See Locobase 4811 for a description of this Colorado sugar-beet railway. The 2 was in every way a considerable step up in power and flexibility. The taller drivers allowed more speed (although clearly a relative advantage) while the larger boiler and grate together with the larger cylinder volume led to increases in tractive power and steaming capacity.
The 2 was scrapped in March 1951.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Denver & Great Western||Denver & Great Western|
|Number in Class||1||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co||Burnham, Williams & Co|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.63||0.65|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||105000 lbs||119000 lbs|
|Engine Weight||117000 lbs||132000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||120000 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||252000 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||6000 gals||6000 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||44 lb/yard||50 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||180 psi||190 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||20" x 24"||20" x 26"|
|Tractive Effort||31930 lbs||32300 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||3.29||3.68|
|Firebox Area||146.80 sq. ft||138.80 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||24.85 sq. ft||31.30 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||1789 sq. ft||2115 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||1789 sq. ft||2115 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||205.00||223.72|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||4473||5947|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||4473||5947|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||26424||26372|