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Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 11611)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 15, p. 65. Works number was 9895 in March 1889.

See Locobase 11613 for a description of this Indiana street railway. Of the three steam dummies ordered from Baldwin by the ES & N in 1889, this pair had the smaller dimensions of the two designs.


Class C F Hopkins (Locobase 11594)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 15, p. 40. Works number was 9895 in March 1889.

This street railway covered 12 miles and had as many as 4 locomotives and 12 passenger cars. This "dummy" was a locomotive sheathed in a car-like house that presumably didn't scare the horses as much. The line proved surprisingly successful for more than 16 years, but the wisdom of converting the system to electric trolley operation proved incontrovertible in 1905.

See Locobase 11611 for the other two dummies Baldwin built for the ES & N in the same year.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class1C F Hopkins
Locobase ID11,611 11,594
RailroadEvansville Suburban & NewburghEvansville Suburban & Newburgh
CountryUSAUSA
Whyte0-4-2T0-4-2T
Number in Class21
Road Numbers1-23
GaugeStdStd
Number Built21
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & CoBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Year18891889
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 4.92 / 1.505 / 1.52
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)10.42 / 3.18 9.25 / 2.82
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.47 0.54
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)10.42 / 3.18 9.25 / 2.82
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)26,000 / 11,79331,350 / 14,220
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)34,000 / 15,42238,560 / 17,491
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)580 / 2.20500 / 1.89
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)22 / 1126 / 13
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)35 / 88940 / 1016
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)11" x 16" / 279x40612" x 18" / 305x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)6112 / 2772.367160 / 3247.73
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.25 4.38
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 9.60 / 0.8910.10 / 0.94
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 Computation12481313
Same as above plus superheater percentage12481313
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT