Rio Grande & Eagle Pass 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 4 (Locobase 13560)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 34, p. 182. See Locobase 11592 for a brief history of this road. Works number was 34411 in March 1910.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13560
RailroadRio Grande & Eagle Pass
Number in Class1
Road Numbers4
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase14.17'
Engine Wheelbase21.83'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers133500 lbs
Engine Weight150000 lbs
Tender Light Weight115000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight265000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity6000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)12 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)56 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter50"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)20" x 26"
Tractive Effort31824 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.19
Heating Ability
Firebox Area138.80 sq. ft
Grate Area31.40 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface2100 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface2100 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume222.13
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5652
Same as above plus superheater percentage5652
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area24984
Power L14433
Power MT292.83

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