Elkin & Alleghany 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 100 (Locobase 13193)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volumes 39, p. 3. See also Abandoned Rails: Elkin to Veneer at http://www.abandonedrails.com/Elkin_to_Veneer, last accessed 23 September 2011. Works number was 37162 in November 1911.

There may have been an attempt at working some good-luck mojo when the E & A gave its very first locomotive road number 100. The road had one of its termini in Elkin, NC and ran 18 miles north in the direction of Jefferson, where the Southern's Richmond & Danville offered a junction. The stops it did serve, according to Abandoned Rails, were ..."Adsit, Klondike, "State Road", Parks, Thurmond, Doughton and ...Veneer."

Although it was successful for about 10 years after its 1911 opening, the E & A quickly succumed to the draining effects of US Route 21, which opened in 1921.

Sold to Georgia Car & Locomotive in 1919, the 100 registered several stops at other railroads during its career. Locomotive rebuilder/reseller GC & L sold to Kaul Lumber of Kaulton, Ala in 1919 and that company renumbered it 15. Obviously well-suited to KLC's needs, the 15 only moved on in 1941, landing back at GC & L. GC & L sold it to another rebuilder/reseller, Birmingham Rail & Locomotive. BR & L sold the engine to the Atlantic & Western, which gave it number 10.

Eventually the engine wound up on display at Youth Camps for Christ at Lake Gaston.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class100
Locobase ID13193
RailroadElkin & Alleghany
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers100
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1911
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase14'
Engine Wheelbase22.08'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers128000 lbs
Engine Weight144000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity4500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)8 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)53 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter50"
Boiler Pressure200 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)20" x 24"
Tractive Effort32640 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.92
Heating Ability
Firebox Area155 sq. ft
Grate Area30 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface2033 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface2033 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume232.96
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation6000
Same as above plus superheater percentage6000
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area31000
Power L15363
Power MT369.48


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