Charcoal Iron Company of America 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 19 (Locobase 15297)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Vol 73, pp. 14+. Works number was 57667 in March 1924.

Locobase 15227 describes a Mogul originally ordered by the CICofA that was delivered to the Nadawah Lumber Company in 1923. A few months later, the 2-6-0 of exactly the same design ordered for the Nadawah was redirected to the Newberry, Michigan CICofA. So maybe the whole exchange reflected timing problems: the two needed to trade places in the production line.

19 didn't spend a long time on the Charcoal Route before being sold to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive. The BR&L found a buyer on 28 February 1927 in Yawkey Bissell Lumber Company. Yawkey Bissell later sold the engine to the Marinette, Tomahawk & Western. After a long career, the 19 was retired in 1957, donated to the City of Tomahawk and put on display at Memorial Park.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID15,297
RailroadCharcoal Iron Company of America
Number in Class1
Road Numbers19
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)12 / 3.66
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)19.75 / 6.02
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.61
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)47.54 / 14.49
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)99,000 / 44,906
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)115,000 / 52,163
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)105,500 / 47,854
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)220,500 / 100,017
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)5000 / 18.94
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)8 / 7.30
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)55 / 27.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)50 / 1270
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18" x 24" / 457x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)23,795 / 10793.24
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.16
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)109 / 10.13
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)20.70 / 1.92
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)994 / 92.34
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)192 / 17.84
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1186 / 110.18
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume140.62
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3726
Same as above plus superheater percentage4322
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area22,759
Power L16933
Power MT463.17

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