Saint Louis, Troy & Eastern 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 6 (Locobase 12512)

Data from "Equipment and Supplies - Locomotive Building," Railway Age Gazette, Vol 48, #4 (28 January 1910), p 214. Works number was 47773 in April 1910.

The SLT&E was strictly a transfer road for coal cars in the Saint Louis area. Incorporated in 1899, the company owned 25 miles of line that consisted of an 18.91-mile main line from East St Louis, Ill to Troy and from Edwardsville to Formosa, Ill.

The railroad obtained this wide-firebox Consolidation when the Buffalo & Susquehanna went into receivership and had to cancel its order. Originally to be numbered B&S 178, the 6 later served the Illinois Terminal as their 27. It was scrapped in 1948.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12512
RailroadSaint Louis, Troy & Eastern
Number in Class1
Road Numbers6
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase14.25'
Engine Wheelbase22.08'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers167000 lbs
Engine Weight185000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity6000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)12 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)70 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter51"
Boiler Pressure200 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)21" x 28"
Tractive Effort41160 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.06
Heating Ability
Firebox Area179 sq. ft
Grate Area54.40 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface2676 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface2676 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume238.40
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation10880
Same as above plus superheater percentage10880
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area35800
Power L15408
Power MT285.57

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