Missouri & Louisiana 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 111 (Locobase 13183)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volumes 31, p. 51 and 41, p. 106. See also Mississippi Rails entry at [], last accessed 22 September 2011.Works numbers were 31887 in October 1907 and 38093 in August 1912.

Kansas-based timber company Central Coal and Coke incorporated the M & L in 1902 to handle traffic in both Missouri (headquartered at Bevier) and Louisiana, the latter in the form of two unconnected segments to serve the Neame and Carson sawmills. Neame's section connected Neame with Galloway, 44 1/2 miles distant, although this soon was reduced considerably.

When the first of the two Moguls in this entry showed up, the Carson segment consisted of 1 mile of road, while Neame's section so far amounted to 25 miles.

When the M & L was reorganized in 1914, the 111 went off to Missouri to operate on the CC & C's Bevier & Southern and served another 36 years.

The 114 remained on the Louisiana section and retained its number when the company reorganized as Delta Land & Timber and the M & L was renamed the Neame, Carson & Southern.

DL & T would later transfer the 114 to Conroe, Texas and renumber it 208. Conroe worked the timber stands until the late 1930s before exhausting its reserves at which point it sold out to JS Hunt. The 208 then traveled on to work for Lufkin Lumber's Angelina & Neches River Railroad in nearby Keltys, Texas.

After its retirement from the A & NR, 208 was purchased by railfans of the Trinity Valley Railway Historical Association. In 1986, that group loaned the locomotive to the Indiana Railway Museum in French Lick, Ind. The TVRHA plans to relocated to the Texas Railroad Museum in Fort Worth.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13183
RailroadMissouri & Louisiana
Number in Class2
Road Numbers111, 114
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)14 / 4.27
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.92 / 6.68
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)120,000 / 54,431
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)137,000 / 62,142
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)100,000 / 45,359
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)237,000 / 107,501
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)5000 / 18.94
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)8 / 7
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)67 / 33.50
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)19" x 26" / 483x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)28,158 / 12772.27
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.26
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)254 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)12 / 3.66
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)149.80 / 13.92
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)28.10 / 2.61
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1737 / 161.43
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1737 / 161.43
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume203.63
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5058
Same as above plus superheater percentage5058
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area26,964
Power L14459
Power MT245.76

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