New Jersey Railroad & Transportation Co 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Mogul (Locobase 2558)

See also Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works, "Locomotives and Locomotive Building" (New York: J W Pratt , Printer, 1876), p. 20; and John H White, Jr, A History of the American Locomotive: Its Development: 1830-1880 (New York: Dover Publications, 1979, p. 408.

Works number was 1235 in January 1865.

The first of the Mogul wheel arrangement, this Rogers design featured a variation of the basic Bissell truck. The company's Alba F Smith substituted swing links for the Bissell's inclined planes.

William Hudson used a compensating lever to connect the truck spring action to those of the equalized driver sets, noted the 1876 Rogers publication,"whereby both truck and driving wheels maintain their proper portion of weight, and accommodate themselves to the vertical, as wel as to the lateral, motion required to enable the engine to pass over uneven tracks, and around curves with ease as well as with perfect safety."

John H White, Jr., commented that Hudson's innovation had a dramatic impact. It was "so successful that in became the standard plan for all locomotives with single-axle trucks subsequently built in this country."

It later bore Pennsylvania Railroad road number 739.

As a light freight engine, the 2-6-0 proved quite popular and successful.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID2558
RailroadNew Jersey Railroad & Transportation Co
Number in Class1
Road Numbers39/739
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)55 / 16.76
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)20,900 / 9480
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)57,000 / 25,855
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)71,232 / 32,310
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2880 / 10.91
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)32 / 16
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)48 / 1219
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)120 / 8.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17" x 22" / 406x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)13,511 / 6128.49
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.22
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)17 / 1.58
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1255 / 116.64
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1255 / 116.64
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume217.14
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2040
Same as above plus superheater percentage2040
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

All material Copyright ©
Wes Barris