Salsburg Refining Co, Ltd 0-4-4 "Forney" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 4 (Locobase 13485)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 32, p. 293. Baldwin works numbers were 24503 in July 1904 and 32982 in September 1908.

The 3 and 4 were essentially identical to the Central Cambalache's #1, delivered to Cuba in 1906 (Locobase 13014), but set up for the 3-foot gauge. The 3's owner was listed as Lebermuth & Israel Planting Company Ltd but was lettered for the "Salsbury Refining Co, Ltd" in a later change in the specs. (One supposes the Salsburg fixed the y at some point.) The 4 arrived 4 years later.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13485
RailroadSalsburg Refining Co, Ltd
Number in Class1
Road Numbers4
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase4'
Engine Wheelbase14.17'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.28
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)14.17'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers20000 lbs
Engine Weight32000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight32000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity550 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)17 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter30"
Boiler Pressure150 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)9" x 14"
Tractive Effort4820 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.15
Heating Ability
Firebox Area25.90 sq. ft
Grate Area 4.68 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface192 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface192 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume186.26
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation702
Same as above plus superheater percentage702
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area3885
Power L12339
Power MT515.66

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