City & Suburban of Savannah 2-4-4 Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 11668)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 14, 104.

Works numbers were 9129 in March 1888.

The C & S was incorporated in 1882 as a broad-gauge street railway and this steam dummy pulled cars for about 8 years until the system was electrified. The relatively new locomotive was then sold to the 14-mile Cuyler & Woodburn in 1896.

After the C & W entered foreclosure in 1897 and renamed the Savannah & Statesboro, the 3 were converted to standard gauge and served the 33-mile long line.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID11,668
RailroadCity & Suburban of Savannah
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)6 / 1.83
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)24.50 / 7.47
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.24
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)24.50 / 7.47
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)30,000 / 13,608
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)54,000 / 24,494
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)54,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)800 / 3.03
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)25 / 12.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)50 / 1270
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)12" x 18" / 305x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)5728 / 2598.18
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.24
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)50.50 / 4.69
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)10.90 / 1.01
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)448 / 41.64
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)448 / 41.64
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume190.14
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1417
Same as above plus superheater percentage1417
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area6565
Power L13221
Power MT473.41

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