Minnesota, Dakota & Western 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 101 (Locobase 14092)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 46, p. 300. See also the Thursdaynighthikes history of Minnesota Railroads II at http://www.angelfire.com/mn/thursdaynighthikes/minnrrs2.html . Works numbers were 39393 in March 1913 and 44500 in December 1916.

Organized as the International Bridge & Terminal Company in 1902, this railroad gained its better-known initials in 1910 when E W Backus sought to connect some planned flour mills in International Falls, Minn, with Dakota wheat from the Pembina, North Dakota area. Moody's Manual of 1918 still carries a note that "It is proposed to construct 200 miles of line, extending from International Falls to various points in Minnesota."

But the mills weren't built and the railroad never grew beyond 44 miles. Moody's shows the line extending 22 miles to Loman, Minn, 3.3 miles from International Falls to Falls Junction, and the original IBT&C line from Fort Francis, Ontario and International Falls.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID14092
RailroadMinnesota, Dakota & Western
Number in Class2
Road Numbers101, 103
Number Built2
Valve GearBaker
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase15'
Engine Wheelbase23'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)53.87'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers133900 lbs
Engine Weight147890 lbs
Tender Light Weight100000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight247890 lbs
Tender Water Capacity5000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)10 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)56 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter56"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)20" x 26"
Tractive Effort28414 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.71
Heating Ability
Firebox Area156 sq. ft
Grate Area30.80 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface2136 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface2136 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume225.94
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5544
Same as above plus superheater percentage5544
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area28080
Power L15182
Power MT341.28

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