EB & AL Stone Company 0-4-0 "Switcher" Locomotives in the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 60 (Locobase 15032)

Data from Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1912 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1912), p. 155.

Little oil-burning saddle tank for a stone-quarrying contractor responsible (at the very least) for the Santa Ana River Railroad Bridge in Riverside, California (completed in 1904). See Bridgehunter.com's entry at http://bridgehunter.com/category/builder/eb-al-stone-co/ . They abandoned the Rockaway Quarry near Oakland in April 1919 after railroad rates for handling the stone rose too high.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class60
Locobase ID15,032
RailroadEB & AL Stone Company
CountryUSA
Whyte0-4-0ST
Number in Class1
Road Numbers60
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderVulcan
Year1911
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)5 / 1.52
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)5 / 1.52
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)5 / 1.52
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)40,000 / 18,144
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)40,000 / 18,144
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)40,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)33
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)30 / 762
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)165 / 11.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)11" x 16" / 279x406
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)9051 / 4105.47
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.42
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)48 / 4.46
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 8.64 / 0.80
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)336 / 31.22
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)336 / 31.22
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume190.92
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1426
Same as above plus superheater percentage1426
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area7920
Power L12700
Power MT297.62