Laurel River & Hot Springs 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class James Wyman (Locobase 12047)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 18, p 73. Works number was 12964 in October 1892.

This Mogul was bought by the LR & HS under the influence of excessive optimism, if the actual progress of the logging road that was to exploit large tracts of forest in Madison County in North Carolina. After sitting idle for about a year, the LR & HS sold the engine to a Maine 2-footer dubbed the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington, which gave it #4.

Baldwin repossessed the engine (possibly because the NC road hadn't actually paid for it, and sold it to the Sandy River in February 1898. The SR RR named it "Old Star" and gave it #3. When the SR RR was incorporated into the Sandy River & Rangely Lakes in 1908, the 3 was renumbered 16. In October 1915, the SR & RL added a trailing truck, thus creating a small 2-6-2, and operated the 16 in that arrangement for almost 2 decades. 16 was scrapped in October 1935 at Phillips, Maine.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassJames Wyman
Locobase ID12,047
RailroadLaurel River & Hot Springs
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)7 / 2.13
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)12.83 / 3.91
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.55
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)32,900 / 14,923
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)39,360 / 17,853
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1500 / 5.68
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)18 / 9
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)33 / 838
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)140 / 9.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)12" x 16" / 305x406
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)8308 / 3768.45
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.96
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)44.50 / 4.14
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 7.60 / 0.71
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)423 / 39.31
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)423 / 39.31
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume201.97
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1064
Same as above plus superheater percentage1064
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area6230
Power L12373
Power MT477.04

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