Wisconsin Central 2-4-6 Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 132 (Locobase 15908)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 13, p 146. Works number was 8918 in November 1887.

Based on the pair of suburban tanks sold to the Chicago & Great Western in 1886 (Locobase 2099), this locomotive added an axle under its bunker. Like the others, the 132 joined the Northern Pacific in 1890 and was renumbered, but two years later they were redirected to the terminal railroad Chicago & Northern Pacific which became the Chicago Terminal & Transfer. Both railroads placed the 625 in class B-2 and numbered it 6.

On the latter's absorption by the B & O as the Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal in 1907, the 6 joined the other two in class R and took road number 625. But the engine was gone from the B&O rolls by 1913.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID15,908
RailroadWisconsin Central
Number in Class1
Road Numbers132/625/6/625
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 7.50 / 2.29
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)32 / 9.75
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.23
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)32 / 9.75
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)61,000 / 27,669
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)118,000 / 53,524
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)118,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1800 / 6.82
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)51 / 25.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)63 / 1600
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17" x 24" / 432x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)12,166 / 5518.41
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.01
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)109.60 / 10.18
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)17.10 / 1.59
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1285 / 119.38
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1285 / 119.38
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume203.81
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2223
Same as above plus superheater percentage2223
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area14,248
Power L13968
Power MT286.82

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