Wabash, Saint Louis & Pacific 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 357 (Locobase 11781)

Data from Emory Edwards, Modern American Locomotive Engines: Their Design, Construction and Management. A Practical Work (New York: S. Low, Marston, Searle

& Rivington, 1883), p 119. See also DeGolyer, Volume 10, p. 145. Works number was 5131 in June 1880.

Connelly's Baldwin notes say that this engine was repossessed from the Philadelphia & Reading (although twelve more were delivered - see Locobase 8529) and sold to this Midwestern road. What the crews made of this single camelback isn't recorded. In 1888, the engine was sold to the Cairo, Vincennes & Chicago, itself an amalgam of several roads, as their #5. But at the same time that the road was leased to the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St Louis (the Big Four), it sold the #5 to the Panther Creek Railroad in Pennsylvania.

Now reunited with the anthracite coal dross for which its Wootten firebox was better suited, the #10 operated on the Lehigh Coal & Navigation for six years before being sold to the Lehigh & New England where it ended its career.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class357
Locobase ID11781
RailroadWabash, Saint Louis & Pacific
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers357 / 1367
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Year1880
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase14.75'
Engine Wheelbase22.83'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers
Engine Weight
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity2800 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)0
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter50"
Boiler Pressure130 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)20" x 24"
Tractive Effort21216 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Firebox Area167 sq. ft
Grate Area76 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1357 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1357 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume155.50
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation9880
Same as above plus superheater percentage9880
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area21710
Power L12721
Power MT


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