Elm Hall & Foley 0-4-4 "Forney" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 12213)

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 14979 in August 1896.

The EH&F was a sugar-cane railroad owned by Godchaux Sugar Company that ran some 20 miles in Louisiana's Assumption Parish west of New Orleans. This little tank burned coal, though, not sugar-cane waste.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12213
RailroadElm Hall & Foley
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 3.67'
Engine Wheelbase11.75'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.31
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)11.75'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers12000 lbs
Engine Weight31000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight31000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity400 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)10 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter26"
Boiler Pressure150 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)7" x 12"
Tractive Effort2883 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.16
Heating Ability
Firebox Area20.10 sq. ft
Grate Area 3.70 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface130 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface130 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume243.21
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation555
Same as above plus superheater percentage555
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area3015
Power L12803
Power MT1029.92

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