Berkeley Railroad 0-4-4 "Forney" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 12280)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 20 p. 29. Works number was 16016 in June 1898.

D L Risley was the President of this South Carolina short line, which linked Chicora and Monck's Corners with 10 miles of line; Monck's Corner was located 31 miles north of Charleston. According to Wikipedia: "The Berkeley Railroad was built by A.S. Emerson, an early real estate developer who wanted to promote a development he called "New England City", in Berkeley County."

Interesting name to try to promote in the founding state of the Confederacy. Perhaps that's why New England City failed and the line was sold at auction in July 1906 to a local lumber company.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12280
RailroadBerkeley Railroad
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase5'
Engine Wheelbase14.50'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.34
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)14.50'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers22000 lbs
Engine Weight34000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight34000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity400 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)18 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter33"
Boiler Pressure160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)9" x 14"
Tractive Effort4673 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.71
Heating Ability
Firebox Area34 sq. ft
Grate Area 8.12 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface230 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface230 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume223.12
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1299
Same as above plus superheater percentage1299
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area5440
Power L13415
Power MT684.43

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