The Class L-1s had 57" diameter drivers, 28" x 30" cylinders, a 190 psi boiler pressure, they exerted 66,640 pounds of tractive effort and each weighed 341,000 pounds. The combined heating surface was 6.002 square feet.
The L-1s were used on drag-freight. As its freight traffic declined in the late 1930s the "Monon" had an excess of freight motive power. With the onset of WWII demand for war material gave the "Monon" and opportunity to balance it locomotive usage and allow it the opportunity to sell two of the L-1s to the Tennessee Railroad one in 1942 and the other in 1945.
The only megafreighters the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville ever bought, these Santa Fes were typical low-drivered drag-freight hogs. As the Monon's fortunes declined in the late 1930s, an excess of freight power led to the sale of 2 of the octet to the Tennessee Railroad (1942 and 1945). The other six were scrapped between 1941 and 1947 as Monon became an early adopter of diesel power.
There are no surviving CI&L 2-10-2 "Santa Fe" type locomotives.
|Class||Qty.||Road Numbers||Year Built||Builder||Notes|
|L-1||5||600-604||1914||ALCO||Two were sold to the Tennessee Railroad, one in 1942 and the other in 1945. The others were scrapped between 1941 and 1947.|
|L-1||3||605-607||1916||ALCO||Scrapped between 1941 and 1947.|
Data from table in May 1916 RMEThe only megafreighters the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville ever bought, these Santa Fes were typical low-drivered drag-freight hogs. As the Monon's fortunes declined in the late 1930s, an excess of freight power led to the sale of 2 of the octet to the Tennessee Railroad (1942 and 1945). The other six were scrapped between 1941 and 1947 as Monon became an early adopter of diesel power.
|Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville (Monon)|
|Number in Class||8|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)||20 / 6.10|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)||38.42 / 11.71|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.52|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)||73.67 / 22.45|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)||275,500 / 124,965|
|Engine Weight (lbs / kg)||341,000 / 154,675|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)||177,000 / 80,286|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)||518,000 / 234,961|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)||9500 / 35.98|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)||13 / 11.80|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)||92 / 46|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in / mm)||57 / 1448|
|Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)||190 / 13.10|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)||28" x 30" / 711x762|
|Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)||66,640 / 30227.43|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.13|
|Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)||282 / 26.21|
|Grate Area (sq ft / m2)||70 / 6.51|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||4767 / 443.03|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)||1235 / 114.78|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||6002 / 557.81|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||222.96|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||13,300|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||16,093|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||64,832|