Liu Chang Coal Mining & Railway Company 0-6-0 "Switcher" Locomotives in the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 4 (Locobase 14626)

Data fromm DeGolyer, Vol 60, pp. 156+. Works number was 55295 in March 1922.

This anthracite burner had to tread lightly on the 35 lb/yard (17.5 kg/metre) rail and arc around 35.8 degrees (radii of 160 feet/48.8 metre).

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class4
Locobase ID14,626
RailroadLiu Chang Coal Mining & Railway Company
CountryUSA
Whyte0-6-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers4
Gauge2'6""
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1922
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 8.50 / 2.59
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 8.50 / 2.59
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)31.44 / 9.58
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)30,500 / 13,835
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)70,500 / 31,979
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1400 / 5.30
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT) 2.50 / 2.30
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)22 / 11
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)33 / 838
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)12" x 16" / 305x406
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)9495 / 4306.86
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.21
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)51 / 4.74
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)13.80 / 1.28
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)435 / 40.41
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)435 / 40.41
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume207.70
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2208
Same as above plus superheater percentage2208
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area8160
Power L12899
Power MT479.34