Leetonia & Cherry Valley 0-6-0 "Switcher" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 15039)

Data from Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1912 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1912), p. 160. See also the ICC's Industrial Railways Case in Interstate Commerce Commission Reports: Reports and Decisions of ... , Vol 29 -- January 1914 to March 1914 (Washington., DC: Government Printing Office, 1914), pp. 286-288. Works numbers were 48350-48351 in July 1910.

High-boilered saddle tank engines bought by MA Hanna & Company that operated in Columbiana County, Ohio. Their owner was incorporated in January 1910 to take over the railroad of the United Iron & Steel Company. At that time, the line consisted of 4 1/2 miles of yard tracks and sidings, to which the L&CVRR added 1.6 miles of new track. All of it served the steel mill, connecting with the Erie at both ends of its lines and with the Pennsylvania at the western end.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID15,039
RailroadLeetonia & Cherry Valley
Number in Class2
Road Numbers1-2
Number Built2
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)10 / 3.05
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)10 / 3.05
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)10 / 3.05
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)108,600 / 49,260
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)108,600 / 49,260
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)108,600
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1200
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT) 1.50
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)60 / 30
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)44 / 1118
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)170 / 11.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17" x 24" / 432x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)22,778 / 10331.94
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.77
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)85 / 7.90
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)20.60 / 1.91
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1115 / 103.59
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1115 / 103.59
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume176.84
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3502
Same as above plus superheater percentage3502
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area14,450
Power L13045
Power MT185.44

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