Nevada & California 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Charles Moran (Locobase 11678)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 14, p. 188. Works number was 9451 in September 1888.

Performance specs for this locomotive included a 2% grade and curvature of 18 degrees.

Sold in February 1904 to the Tonopah as their #3.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassCharles Moran
Locobase ID11678
RailroadNevada & California
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers4
Gauge3'
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Year1888
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase10.75'
Engine Wheelbase16.42'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers64000 lbs
Engine Weight71000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity2000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)27 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter37"
Boiler Pressure130 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)16" x 20"
Tractive Effort15291 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.19
Heating Ability
Firebox Area82.19 sq. ft
Grate Area16.63 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface953 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface953 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume204.76
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2162
Same as above plus superheater percentage2162
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area10685
Power L12349
Power MT323.67


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