Bradley Contracting Company 0-4-0 "Switcher" Locomotives in the USA

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Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 15030)

Data from Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1912 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1912), p. 154.

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Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class2
Locobase ID15,030
RailroadBradley Contracting Company
CountryUSA
Whyte0-4-0ST
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderDavenport
Year1911
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)6 / 1.83
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)6 / 1.83
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)6 / 1.83
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)62,500 / 28,350
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)62,500 / 28,350
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)62,500
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)52 / 26
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)36 / 914
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)170 / 11.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)13" x 18" / 330x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)12,210 / 5538.37
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.12
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)53 / 4.92
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)10.15 / 0.94
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)537 / 49.89
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)537 / 49.89
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume194.20
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1726
Same as above plus superheater percentage1726
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area9010
Power L12958
Power MT208.68