New York & Pennsylvania 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 30 (Locobase 13223)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 31, p. 87. See also Ron Taylor's history of the Nip at Works number was 32194 in November 1907.

The Nip ran from Canisteo, New York to the junction with the Pittsburg, Shamut & Northern at Ceres, Pa. Its mainline covered 57 miles after the amalgamation in 1895 of the NYP of New York and the Pennsylvania-based Olean, Oswayo & Eastern. This little Consolidation served the 5 dozen (ish) miles.

Taylor says the line was never very healthy financially, but the Nip struggled on for decades even after the 1916 flood that washed away a key trestle. Several different fund-raising efforts sustained the line until the middle 1930s, when the line was finally sold and cut up for scrap.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13223
RailroadNew York & Pennsylvania
Number in Class1
Road Numbers30
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase14'
Engine Wheelbase21.50'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers122000 lbs
Engine Weight137000 lbs
Tender Light Weight90000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight227000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity4500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)51 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter50"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)20" x 24"
Tractive Effort29376 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.15
Heating Ability
Firebox Area141 sq. ft
Grate Area29.80 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1688 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1688 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume193.43
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5364
Same as above plus superheater percentage5364
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area25380
Power L14113
Power MT297.30

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