East Jordan & Southern 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives in the USA

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Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 4 (Locobase 12670)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1903, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 26, p. 218. Works number was 21862 in March 1903.

The EJ & S's short (and obviously lightly built) line operated 19.2 miles of line (28.2 miles of track) between East Jordan and Bellaire, Mich where it connected to the Pere Marquette. This Mogul was bigger than the one they would buy a few months later and was more versatile as a result. Thus it worked the common-carrier service until its retirement in July 1930. The 4 was scrapped in July 1937.

The EJ & S remained in service until 1961 working freight (including iron products fromt he East Jordan Iron Works) and passenger trains.


Class 5 (Locobase 11510)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 26, p. 218. Works number was 23631 in January 1904.

As noted in Locobase 12670, the EJ & S was built to serve Michigan timber harvesting. When the logging operations that had prompted its construction to begin with played out in the 1920s, the EJ & S sold this little wood-burning Mogul to the Wisconsin Land & Lumber Company.


Class 7 (Locobase 14121)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 43, p.215. See also Locobase 12670 for a brief description of the EJ&S. Works number was 39026 in January 1913.

The 7 was a slightly enlarged version of the 1903 Mogul (#4) shown in Locobase 12670. When the EJ&S's logging business played out, they sold the 7 to the Antrim Iron Company.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class457
Locobase ID12,670 11,510 14,121
RailroadEast Jordan & SouthernEast Jordan & SouthernEast Jordan & Southern
CountryUSAUSAUSA
Whyte2-6-02-6-02-6-0
Number in Class111
Road Numbers457
GaugeStdStdStd
Number Built111
BuilderBurnham, Williams & CoBurnham, Williams & CoBaldwin
Year190319041913
Valve GearStephensonStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)13 / 3.9611 / 3.3512 / 3.66
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.08 / 6.4317.67 / 5.3919.83 / 6.04
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.62 0.62 0.61
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)41.33 / 12.60
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)75,000 / 34,01960,000 / 27,21685,500 / 38,782
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)88,000 / 39,91670,000 / 31,752100,200 / 45,450
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)58,000 / 26,30850,000 / 22,68080,000 / 36,287
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)146,000 / 66,224120,000 / 54,432180,200 / 81,737
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2800 / 10.612400 / 9.094000 / 15.15
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)6 / 5.50
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)42 / 2133 / 16.5048 / 24
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)50 / 127044 / 111850 / 1270
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11160 / 11170 / 11.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16" x 24" / 406x61014" x 22" / 356x55917" x 24" / 432x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)16,712 / 7580.4413,328 / 6045.4920,045 / 9092.27
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.49 4.50 4.27
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)100.50 / 9.3476 / 7.06116 / 10.78
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)20.30 / 1.8914.40 / 1.3421 / 1.95
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1279 / 118.87776 / 72.121329 / 123.47
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1279 / 118.87776 / 72.121329 / 123.47
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume229.00197.97210.79
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation324823043570
Same as above plus superheater percentage324823043570
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area16,08012,16019,720
Power L1425334604289
Power MT375.05381.40331.78