This little oil-burning tank beat its weight estimates considerably upon delivery to the WMC. The order sheet predicted 75,000 lb (34,019 kg) for weight on the drivers and 110,000 lb (49,895 kg) for engine weight.
The South San Francisco-based meat packer figured prominently in a story filed a little over two years later.. A local Oakland paper reported six days after the violent 18 April 1906 earthquake and fire reported that concerns about a "fresh meat famine" were unfounded. The Southern Pacific ordered all of its cattle cars to be "rushed to the city at top speed [taking] precedence even of [sic] passenger trains."
The WMC's plant was in "perfect working order, well stocked with cattle an in receipt of immense consignments of beef, either dressed or on the hoof". In addition, was also reported to be "working in harmony with the citizens' committee for feeing the hungry, which has unlimited credit at prices considerably reduced from those which prevailed before the fire."
After only three years wrangling products for the WMC, the 2 was sold to the South San Francisco Beltline. For the next twelve years the 2 continued to serve the South San Francisco area in company with a newer version of the same design, which shown in Locobase 13706.
Sold in 1919 to Chiloquin Lumber Company of Chiloquin, Oregon, and renumbered 1. E A Blockinger and son Arthur founded the CLC in 1918. By 1928, Chiloquin Lumber's mill cranked out 150,000 ft of lumber per day. A fire in the box factory demolished that building in 1947. The CLC retired engine #1 in 1948.
|Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Western Meat Company|
|Number in Class||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)||7.50 / 2.29|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)||28.58 / 8.71|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.26|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)||28.58 / 8.71|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)||66,800 / 30,300|
|Engine Weight (lbs / kg)||108,700 / 49,306|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)||108,700|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)||1600 / 6.06|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)||800 / 3|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in / mm)||50 / 1270|
|Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)||160 / 11|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)||16" x 24" / 406x610|
|Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)||16,712 / 7580.44|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.00|
|Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)||88.50 / 8.22|
|Grate Area (sq ft / m2)||15 / 1.39|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||1068 / 99.22|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||1068 / 99.22|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||191.22|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2400|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2400|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||14,160|