Godchaux Sugar / Gould Southwestern 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 4 (Locobase 12802)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 27, p. 308. See also [], last accessed on 30 June 1905. Works number was 26316 in August 1905..

Described by the website as "...the flagship of the plantation fleet ...a majestic little 2-6-0 with full size tender, weighing twenty-six tons. this little engine proudly carried a brass eagle just below its headlight."

4 was delivered to the Reserve Plantation and operated for almost 5 decades before it was wrecked in 1955. It was scrapped in 1956.

Class 6 (Locobase 14337)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 53, pp. 310. See the Tap Line Case opinion on the GSW's operations at [] Works number was 41647 in August 1914.

The 1914 ICC opinion on this short line's operations rejected the appearance of an "entire absence of any community of interest between the tap line and any lumber company." Their conclusion about the 17.6 mile line between Parma (later Gould) and Star City, Ark indicated instead that "the facts appearing of record and disclosed by our own investigations by no means confirm any such assertion." In other words, differences in rates between those paid by the mill owned by Muse and higher rates paid by other independent mills were not accidental.

In the same year, the GSW was in receivership, but still managed to buy this small Mogul. In 1920. the line was reorganized as the Arkansas Railroad, of which it assumed control in June 1921.

A few years later, locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment bought the 6 and sold it in January 1927 to Brownlee Lowry Company of Potters in Dallas County, Ala. The lumber company was coliquidated in 1930.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12,802 14,337
RailroadGodchaux SugarGould Southwestern
Number in Class11
Road Numbers46
Number Built11
BuilderBurnham, Williams & CoBaldwin
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 8.50 / 2.5910.33 / 3.15
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)14.75 / 4.5016.50 / 5.03
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.58 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)38.12 / 11.62
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)42,000 / 19,051
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)46,215 / 20,96352,000 / 23,587
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)44,000 / 19,958
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)96,000 / 43,545
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1400 / 5.302000 / 7.58
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)400 / 1.506 / 5.50
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)23 / 11.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)37 / 94042 / 1067
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)11" x 18" / 279x45713" x 18" / 330x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)8006 / 3631.469850 / 4467.89
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.26
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)47.40 / 4.4157 / 5.30
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 9.40 / 0.8710.70 / 0.99
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)465 / 43.22477 / 44.31
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)465 / 43.22477 / 44.31
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume234.87172.50
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation15041712
Same as above plus superheater percentage15041712
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area75849120
Power L134983086
Power MT485.96

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