Belt Line of Rome, Ga 0-4-2 Locomotives in the USA

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Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Al Walton (Locobase 11609)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 15, p. 56. Works numbers were 9965 in April 1889.

This was a steam dummy that served the Rome, Georgia operator until about 1905, when it was sold to the Southern Mill & Land Company of Mays, Missouri. Gene Connelly's Baldwin list showed a further move to A B Smith Lumber Company.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassAl Walton
Locobase ID11,609
RailroadBelt Line of Rome, Ga
CountryUSA
Whyte0-4-2T
Number in Class1
Road Numbers1
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Year1889
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)4 / 1.22
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 7.50 / 2.29
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.53
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) 7.50 / 2.29
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)15,320 / 6949
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)18,000 / 8165
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)18,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)200 / 0.76
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)13 / 6.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)33 / 838
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)8" x 12" / 203x305
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)2572 / 1166.64
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.96
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 4.50 / 0.42
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation585
Same as above plus superheater percentage585
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT