Surry Sussex & Southampton 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 8 (Locobase 12208)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volumes 20, p. 168; 21, p. 197; Vol 24, p. 178. (An identical locomotive for the Uintah in Volume 26, p. 119 used for reference). Works numbers were 14988 in August 1896, 16011 in June 1898, 20057 in February 1902, and 21236 in November.

Pine-wood burners for a network of logging roads in southeastern Virginia.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class8
Locobase ID12208
RailroadSurry Sussex & Southampton
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class2
Road Numbers8, 10, 12
Gauge3'
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Year1896
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase11.33'
Engine Wheelbase17.83'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers48000 lbs
Engine Weight56000 lbs
Tender Light Weight33000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight89000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity1800 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)20 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter37"
Boiler Pressure160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)14" x 18"
Tractive Effort12968 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.70
Heating Ability
Firebox Area84 sq. ft
Grate Area13.70 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface800 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface800 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume249.45
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2192
Same as above plus superheater percentage2192
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area13440
Power L13753
Power MT689.49


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