Warrenton 0-4-4 "Forney" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 12967)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 21, p.268. See also Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1912 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1912), p. 158. Works number was 27916 in April 1906.

This little 3-mile line connected Warrenton with the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad. It was built in preference to allowing the R & G to run through the town itself. Opened in 1884, it offered passenger service for part of its time, while freight service continued to be available until 1985.

The 3 was sold in 1924 to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment. The SI & E sold the engine to Enterprise Whiteville Lumber Company as their #1.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12967
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 6.50'
Engine Wheelbase17.33'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.38
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)17.33'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers42000 lbs
Engine Weight60000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight60000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity750 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)35 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter40"
Boiler Pressure160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)13" x 18"
Tractive Effort10343 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.06
Heating Ability
Firebox Area50.20 sq. ft
Grate Area10.30 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface515 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface515 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume186.24
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1648
Same as above plus superheater percentage1648
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area8032
Power L12955
Power MT310.22

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