Longdale Iron Company 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class North Branch (Locobase 12146)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 17, p. 199; 19, Vol 19 p. 213. Works numbers were 12461 in January 1892, 14244 in March 1895, and 18140 in September 1900.

This resource-extraction company was based in Alleghany County, Virginia.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassNorth Branch
Locobase ID12146
RailroadLongdale Iron Company
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class3
Road Numbers4-5, 8
Gauge3'
Number Built3
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Year1892
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase11.75'
Engine Wheelbase18.58'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)40.96'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers60000 lbs
Engine Weight68000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity1800 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)25 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter37"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke)10" x 20"
Low Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke)17" x 20" (2)
Tractive Effort12288 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.88
Heating Ability
Firebox Area86.68 sq. ft
Grate Area13.60 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1035 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1035 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume569.29
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2448
Same as above plus superheater percentage2448
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15602
Power L13102
Power MT455.92


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