Bath & Hammondport 0-4-4 "Forney" Locomotives in the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Frank (Locobase 11771)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 9, p. 252. Baldwin works number was 4971 in February 1880.

A small Forney with a relatively large water capacity, Frank served New York's B & H for about 8 years. When the B & H converted to standard gauge in 1888, Frank moved on to the Sheridan & Shea Company, located nearby.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassFrank
Locobase ID11,771
RailroadBath & Hammondport
CountryUSA
Whyte0-4-4T
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Gauge3'
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Year1880
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)4 / 1.22
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)14.33 / 4.37
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.28
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)14.33 / 4.37
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)16,000 / 7257
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)25,000 / 11,340
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)25,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)600 / 2.27
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)9" x 14" / 229x356
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)4177 / 1894.66
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.83
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)27 / 2.51
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 6.70 / 0.62
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)197 / 18.31
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)197 / 18.31
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume191.11
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation871
Same as above plus superheater percentage871
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area3510
Power L12093
Power MT576.78