The first of these two Consolidations was sold to General Charles Miller's Pennsylvania Southern Railroad. By the time the engine was ordered, General Miller had incorporated a private road with the Pittsburgh, Summerville & Clarion, which was reorganized as the Pittsburgh, Clarion & Franklin. This road was consolidated with the Pennsylvania Southern and the PC&F to form the LEF&C in November 1913.
All of this business concerned a line that had a 15-mile (24.1-km) main line from Clarion to Summerville and branch lines that ranged from quite short to the surprisingly long Mill Creek branch that covered 17 miles (27.4 km). In the 1921-1925 period, the LEF&C operated 67 miles (107.9 km) and included 957,000 passenger miles (1,540,770 km) and a net income of $10,000. To accommodate the greater demand, the railroad returned to Eddystone in October 1920 for a duplicate of the 99, which for some reason it numbered 98.
The 98 was retired in November 1935 while the 99 remained on the roster until November 1939.
By 1941, the mileage had contracted to 15 miles.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Lake Erie, Franklin & Clarion|
|Number in Class||1|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.64|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||56.37'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||162000 lbs|
|Engine Weight||180000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||120000 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||300000 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||6000 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||10 tons|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||68 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||190 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||22" x 28"|
|Tractive Effort||40531 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.00|
|Firebox Area||173 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||46.70 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||2505 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||2505 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||203.34|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||8873|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||8873|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||32870|