Norton Timber Company 2-4-2 "Columbian" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 13717)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 30 and Volume 36, p. 113. Works number was 36103 in February 1911.

NTC #1 was essentially identical to a number of other 2-4-2s produced by Baldwin for use on logging roads all over the United States. One difference is the much lighter weight specified for this locomotive compared to most of the rest. Perhaps the Dyersburg, Tenn-based NTC was even more lightly built than usual.

At some point, the 1 crossed a state border to work for the A B Smith Lumber Company headquartered in Leadford, Ken. Locomotive rebuilder/reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive next took ownership only to sell it to the Deering Southwesten in Missouri in March 1925 as their $4.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13717
RailroadNorton Timber Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers1
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)7 / 2.13
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.58 / 6.58
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.32
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)21.58 / 6.58
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)45,850 / 20,797
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)66,350 / 30,096
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)60,000 / 27,216
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)126,350 / 57,312
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)3000 / 11.36
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT) 4.50 / 4.10
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)38 / 19
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)44 / 1118
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)14" x 22" / 356x559
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)13,328 / 6045.49
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.44
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)69.70 / 6.48
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)12.70 / 1.18
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)872 / 81.01
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)872 / 81.01
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume222.46
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2032
Same as above plus superheater percentage2032
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11,152
Power L13653
Power MT351.30

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