United States Navy Yard, New York 2-4-2 "Columbian" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 13200)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 26, p. 28. See also "Brooklyn Navy Yard/New York Naval Shipyard", Military Railroads of the New York Metropolitan Area website, last accessed 5 February 2017 at [] . Works number was 22726 in August 1903.

This was the only Baldwin-built locomotive produced for the Navy Yard. After work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the 3 moved on to the locomotive rebuilder/reseller Thomas F Cary through a sale brokered by Southern Iron & Equipment. TFC sold the engine to rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment, which removed the leading pony truck (thus making it an 0-4-2ST) and sold it in June 1922 to Riverside Lumber Company of Beach, Ga.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13200
RailroadUnited States Navy Yard, New York
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)6 / 1.83
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)19.33 / 5.89
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.31
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)19.33 / 5.89
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)38,500 / 17,463
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)57,000 / 25,855
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)57,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)300 / 1.14
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)32 / 16
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)42 / 1067
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)12" x 18" / 305x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)8393 / 3807.01
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.59
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)44.10 / 4.10
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 9.70 / 0.90
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)468 / 43.49
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)468 / 43.49
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume198.63
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1552
Same as above plus superheater percentage1552
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area7056
Power L13273
Power MT374.84

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