Hunters Run & Slate Belt 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 5 (Locobase 12025)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 17, p. 246. Works numbers were 12611 in April 1892.

Gene Connelly gives the first owner as the Philadelphia & Reading with road number 19. The Baldwin specs show the buyer as the HR & SB, which ran for 15 1/2 miles on 45-lb/yard (iron) and 56-lb/yard steel rail. 8.4 miles of the line had originally been laid by the Gettysburg & Harrisburg.

By 1910, the Mogul was sold to the Lancaster & Reading, which was taken over by the Reading in 1914 and renumbered 1453.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12,025
RailroadHunters Run & Slate Belt
Number in Class1
Road Numbers5 / 1453
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)11 / 3.35
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)18.83 / 5.74
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.58
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)84,000 / 38,102
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)96,000 / 43,545
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2800 / 10.61
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)47 / 23.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)54 / 1372
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)140 / 9.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18" x 24" / 457x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)17,136 / 7772.77
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.90
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)133.40 / 12.40
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)25.70 / 2.39
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1248 / 115.99
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1248 / 115.99
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume176.56
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3598
Same as above plus superheater percentage3598
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area18,676
Power L13414
Power MT268.81

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