South Carolina & Georgia 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 56 (Locobase 3288)

Data from Railroad Gazette (22 April 1898). B Rumary's summary of Richmond production, supplied by Allen Stanley in March 2004, shows these locomotives to have been works #2765-2769.

Designed to the specifications of JH Sands, the SC&G's general manager, these compounds were claimed to be hauling almost twice the train of that pulled by simple-expansion contemporaries on the railroad. Railroad Gazette noted that indicator cards, "taken while the new engines were hauling maximum loads and working compound, show a very even distribution of the work done in the high and low-pressure cylinders."

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID3288
RailroadSouth Carolina & Georgia
Number in Class6
Road Numbers56-60
Number Built6
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase15.42'
Engine Wheelbase23.50'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.66
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)49'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers133000 lbs
Engine Weight150000 lbs
Tender Light Weight85000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight235000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)55 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter56"
Boiler Pressure200 psi
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke)23" x 26"
Low Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke)35" x 26" (1)
Tractive Effort29161 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.56
Heating Ability
Firebox Area177 sq. ft
Grate Area31.50 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface2281 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface2281 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume364.88
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation6300
Same as above plus superheater percentage6300
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area35400
Power L14082
Power MT270.65

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