Lower Lafourche Planting & Mfg 0-4-2 Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Lizard (Locobase 13065)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 30, p. 142. Works number was 29102 in June 1906.

[] is the builder's photo reproduced in Narrow Gauge From Off The Beaten Path. It shows this sugar-plantation engine as it was about to set off for the Louisiana company to operate on 25 lb/yard (12.5 kg/metre) rail. Brokers Gibbens and Stream ordered this little tank.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13,065
RailroadLower Lafourche Planting & Mfg
Number in Class1
Road Numbers1
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 3.75 / 1.14
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)12.58 / 3.83
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.30
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)12.58 / 3.83
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)15,000 / 6804
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)22,000 / 9979
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)22,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)500 / 1.89
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)30 / 762
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)8" x 12" / 203x305
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)2829 / 1283.21
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.30
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)23 / 2.14
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 6.25 / 0.58
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)170 / 15.80
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)170 / 15.80
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume243.51
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation813
Same as above plus superheater percentage813
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area2990
Power L12654
Power MT780.14

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