North Chicago Rolling Mill Company 0-4-4 "Forney" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 10 (Locobase 11739)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 12, p. 21. Works number was 7105 in January 1884.

This little tank with the long wheelbase served the NCRM and its successor, Illinois Stell until 1901, when it was sold to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Birmingham Rail and Locomotive. BR & L sold the engine to M D Tate of Purvis, Miss, which operated it as #17 until 1905, when the James Hand Lumber Company of Nortac, Miss bought it.


Class 10 (Locobase 11822)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 12, , p. 21 . Works number was 7105 in January 1884.

This adhesion-leading tank locomotive served the NCRM and its successor, Illinois Steel, until 1901, when it was sold to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive. BR & L renumbered it 17 and sold it in 1903 to M D Tate.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class1010
Locobase ID11739 11822
RailroadNorth Chicago Rolling Mill CompanyNorth Chicago Rolling Mill Company
CountryUSAUSA
Whyte0-4-4T0-4-4T
Number in Class11
Road Numbers1010
GaugeStdStd
Number Built11
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & CoBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Year18841884
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase7'7'
Engine Wheelbase18.79'18.79'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.37 0.37
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)18.79'18.79'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers
Engine Weight
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight00
Tender Water Capacity700 gals700 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)00
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter45"45"
Boiler Pressure130 psi130 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)14" x 22"14" x 22"
Tractive Effort10588 lbs10588 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Firebox Area48.50 sq. ft48.50 sq. ft
Grate Area 9.50 sq. ft 9.50 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface529 sq. ft529 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface529 sq. ft529 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume134.96134.96
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation12351235
Same as above plus superheater percentage12351235
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area63056305
Power L119191919
Power MT


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