Garden City Western 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives in the USA

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Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 25 (Locobase 14338)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Vol 53, pp. 314. See also John Opie, Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land (University of Nebraska Press, 2000), pp. 77-79. Works number was 42480 in September 1915.

The Garden City Sugar and Land Company was incorporated in Western Kansas to support a big sugar-beet growing and harvesting area. To lay the Garden City Western, the GCSLC used the material (rails, ties, fastenings) assembled to build the Nebraska, Kansas and Southern Railway, which never actually entered service. The GCW ran 14 miles .

The 25 had a long quiet career on the GCW before being donated to the City of Garden City in April 1955.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class25
Locobase ID14,338
RailroadGarden City Western
CountryUSA
Whyte2-6-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers25
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1915
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)11.50 / 3.51
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)19.33 / 5.89
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.59
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)45.67 / 13.92
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)94,000 / 42,638
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)109,000 / 49,442
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)80,000 / 36,287
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)189,000 / 85,729
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)4000 / 15.15
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)1800 / 6.80
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)52 / 26
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)51 / 1295
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18" x 24" / 457x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)23,328 / 10581.42
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.03
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)118.90 / 11.05
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)20.70 / 1.92
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1263 / 117.34
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1263 / 117.34
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume178.68
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3726
Same as above plus superheater percentage3726
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area21,402
Power L14021
Power MT282.92