J E Vincent & Company 2-4-0 "Porter" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class J E Vincent (Locobase 12164)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 20, p. 27 Works number was 14398 in March 1895.

J E Vincent was a dealer in locomotives who sold this tiny 6-wheeler to C L Gray and Brother. Locobase can't pinpoint where that company was, but can say that the 3's next and last owner was Elizabeth City Lumber Company of Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassJ E Vincent
Locobase ID12,164
RailroadJ E Vincent & Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)5 / 1.52
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)10.67 / 3.25
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.47
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)15,000 / 6804
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)19,000 / 8618
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)400 / 181
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)19,400 / 8799
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1600 / 6.06
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)33 / 838
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)150 / 10.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)8" x 14" / 203x356
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)3462 / 1570.34
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.33
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)25.35 / 2.36
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 6.30 / 0.59
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)148 / 13.75
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)148 / 13.75
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume181.71
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation945
Same as above plus superheater percentage945
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area3803
Power L12783
Power MT818.06

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