Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in Canada


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Gs (Locobase 14707)

Data from the 1924 TH & B Locomotive Diagram book supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Rail Data Exchange. Works numbers were 47665, 48836-48837 in 1910, 50741-50742 and 51512-51513 in 1912.

Firebox heating surface area included 26.7 sq ft (2.5 sq m) in four arch tubes. Piston valve diameter was 14" (356 mm).

101 was scrapped in 1945 and 104-106 were scrapped in 1950. 102 was sold to Stelco in Hamilton. 103 was preserved as a display at Gage Park and later moved to Rockton, Ontario's Westfield Heritage Village for restoration. And 107 traveled west to Sasketechewan's Western Mining.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassGs
Locobase ID14,707
RailroadToronto, Hamilton & Buffalo
CountryCanada
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class7
Road Numbers50-56, 101-107
GaugeStd
Number Built7
BuilderMontreal LW
Year1910
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)17 / 5.18
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)25.75 / 7.85
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.66
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)56.92 / 17.35
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)178,800 / 81,102
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)204,500 / 92,760
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)136,000 / 61,689
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)340,500 / 154,449
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)7000 / 26.52
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)10 / 9.10
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)75 / 37.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)55 / 1397
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)23" x 28" / 584x711
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)41,204 / 18689.84
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.34
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)187.80 / 17.45
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)50.80 / 4.72
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2365 / 219.71
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)585 / 54.35
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2950 / 274.06
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume175.65
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation9144
Same as above plus superheater percentage10,973
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area40,565
Power L110,501
Power MT517.91

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