Egypt Railway 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 11706)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1890, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 16, p. 121. Works number was 11313 in October 1890. See also for the helpful addendum to the Images of Railroading Series book on Railroads of North Carolina

Locobase has often noted that North American Moguls were handy locomotives for service in a wide range of service. When one railroad no longer needed a 2-6-0, it often went on to serve other short lines.

The 8 miles of the ERR from Colon to Egypt (later renamed Cunnock) served North Carolina's only coal mines. Its financial salubrity never looked rosy and it was operated only intermittently by the Raleigh & Western after 1893.

In 1908, both lines closed and the 1 was sold to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Georgia Car & Locomotive. GC & L sold the engine in January 1909 to the Piedmont Railway as #11. The PR then transferred it to the Sanford & Troy in 1910. In 1912, the S & T joined with the Aberdeen and Asheboro, the Raleigh and Southport Railroad, and the Durham and Charlotte railroads in a Norfolk Southern consolidation as the Raleigh, Charlotte & Southern and this locomotive went along.

The NS absorbed the RC & S in January 1914. Two years later, the little Baldwin was disposed of by sale to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment, which found a buyer in Cuba in the Central Nombre de Dios sugar-plantation railway. the NdeD covered only 2 km (1.2 miles), but its right of way included relatively heavy 75 lb/yard rail.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID11,706
RailroadEgypt Railway
Number in Class1
Road Numbers1
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)13.33 / 4.06
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)20.67 / 6.30
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)46.23 / 14.09
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)60,000 / 27,216
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)74,000 / 33,566
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2400 / 9.09
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)33 / 16.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)54 / 1372
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16" x 24" / 406x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)12,572 / 5702.57
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.77
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)95.20 / 8.85
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)22 / 2.04
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)943 / 87.64
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)943 / 87.64
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume168.84
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2860
Same as above plus superheater percentage2860
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area12,376
Power L12973
Power MT327.72

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