New York, Chicago & St Louis / Toledo, St Louis & Kansas City / Toledo, St Louis & Western 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives in the USA

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Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class D / F-5 (Locobase 11129)

Data from T, St L & W's 1911 and 1924 locomotive diagram books supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Rail Data Exchange. Works number and road numbers for the original TStL&KC delivery did not line up, as the following table shows:

Works number KC road Western road Month/Year produced

1840 24 24 September 1887

1841 25 23 "

1842 26 22 "

1935 27


Class F-6 (Locobase 6715)

Data from TStL&W 1911 Locomotive Diagram supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Rail Data Exchange. See also DeGolyer, Volume 23, p. 245.

The locomotives' original tenders carried 4,000 US gallons (15,140 litres) of water and weighed 80,000 lb (36,287 kg) fully loaded.

When the Nickel Plate took over the TSt&W in June 1923, they renumbered the class 820-825 and operated them for almost six years longer before retiring the class in January 1929.


Class H (Locobase 2626)

Data from Catalogue Descriptive of Simple and Compound Locomotives built by Brooks Locomotive Works, Dunkirk, NY (Buffalo, NY: Matthew-Northrup Company, 1899).

Builder info from B.Rumary, 25 Kingscombe, Gurney Slade, Radstock, BA3 4TH, ENGLAND and Jeremy Lambert as supplied by Allen Stanley in March 2004.

Works numbers were 1629-1633 in March 1890. Rumary-Lambert credit the class with 19" cylinders, which they may have received some time after their initial delivery.

Low-drivered light Mogul for the Nickel Plate, as the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis was known. The class was renumbered in 1910 with retirements beginning only a few years later in 1913 (2). Two more were withdrawn in 1914 and 219 was scrapped in June 1916.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassD / F-5F-6H
Locobase ID11,129 6715 2626
RailroadToledo, St Louis & Kansas City (Nickel Plate)Toledo, St Louis & Western (Nickel Plate)New York, Chicago & St Louis (Nickel Plate)
CountryUSAUSAUSA
Whyte2-6-02-6-02-6-0
Number in Class865
Road Numbers24-26, 30-34 / 17-24120-125/820-82584-88 / 215-219
GaugeStdStdStd
Number Built865
BuilderRhode IslandBurnham, Williams & CoBrooks
Year188719011890
Valve GearStephensonStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)14.75 / 4.5015 / 4.5715 / 4.57
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)22.08 / 6.7323.17 / 7.0622.50 / 6.86
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.67 0.65 0.67
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)44.62 / 13.6052 / 15.8544.45 / 13.55
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)66,900 / 30,345118,000 / 53,52485,000 / 38,555
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)88,200 / 40,007135,380 / 61,407100,000 / 45,359
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)87,000 / 39,463116,900 / 53,02560,000 / 27,216
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)175,200 / 79,470252,280 / 114,432160,000 / 72,575
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)3200 / 12.126000 / 22.733000 / 11.36
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)8 / 7.3012 / 10.906 / 5.50
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)37 / 18.5066 / 3347 / 23.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)55 / 139762 / 160056 / 1422
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)140 / 9.70190 / 12.40175 / 12.10
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18" x 24" / 457x61019.5" x 26" / 495x66018" x 24" / 457x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)16,824 / 7631.2525,753 / 11681.3820,655 / 9368.96
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.98 4.58 4.12
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)122 / 11.34152.10 / 13.24117 / 10.87
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)17.80 / 1.6529.90 / 2.7826.75 / 2.49
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1213 / 112.731829 / 170.171274 / 118.40
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1213 / 112.731829 / 170.171274 / 118.40
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume171.60203.51180.23
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation249256814681
Same as above plus superheater percentage249256814681
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area17,08028,89920,475
Power L1331056574296
Power MT327.23317.07334.27