Locobse 11421 notes that the N & St L was a slow-growing railroad that didn't reach the St Lawrence River on the New York border until 1909. This Mogul was originally ordered by the Quakertown & Eastern, but sold to the N&StL before its delivery.
The N&StL preferred Alco products for its new locomotives, but did buy from Baldwin on occasion. This shortline Mogul arrived on the 21-mile (33.8 km) line (18 main, 3 yards and branches) seventeen years after the last one. The purchase came at the time when St Regis Paper gained a controllling interest in the railroad.
Three years after Alco-Cooke's Mogul arrived on the N&StL, Baldwin supplied this engine, which had the same power dimensions. Like the Cooke, the 211 used outside radial valve gear to actuate piston valves. In the 211's case (and likely the 210's), the valves measured a 9 1/2" (241 mm) in diameter.
Steamtown's special history study on the 210 at [external link] is a detailed account of the railroad and the Cooke's career. Locobase suspects that the two engines were essentially sisters, but has not been able to confirm that they had the same detailed specifications.
When the N & St L procured this little Mogul, the railroad had managed to build only the 7 1/2 miles of 70-lb track (1/2 mile actually used 56-lb rail) between Norfolk and Raymondville in northern New York. It took a consolidation with the Raymondsville & Waddington on 6 January 1909 for the railroad to reach the St Lawrence River.
|Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Norwood & St Lawrence||Norwood & St Lawrence||Norwood & St Lawrence||Norwood & St Lawrence|
|Number in Class||1||1||1||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co||Baldwin||Baldwin||Alco|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)||11 / 3.35||12 / 3.66||14 / 4.27|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)||18.17 / 5.54||20.25 / 6.17||21.92 / 6.68|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.61||0.59||0.64|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)||49.40 / 15.06||50.75 / 15.47|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)||90,000 / 40,823||104,000 / 47,174||122,000 / 55,338||110,000 / 49,895|
|Engine Weight (lbs / kg)||103,000 / 46,720||122,000 / 55,338||142,000 / 64,410||128,000 / 58,060|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)||100,000 / 45,359||106,000 / 48,081|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)||222,000 / 100,697||248,000 / 112,491|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)||3000 / 11.36||5000 / 18.94||5000 / 18.94||3500 / 13.26|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)||8 / 7.30||8 / 7.30||6 / 5.50|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)||50 / 25||58 / 29||68 / 34||61 / 30.50|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in / mm)||54 / 1372||52 / 1321||56 / 1422||56 / 1422|
|Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)||160 / 11||180 / 12.40||180 / 12.40||180 / 12.40|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)||18" x 24" / 457x610||19" x 24" / 483x610||20" x 26" / 508x660||19" x 26" / 483x660|
|Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)||19,584 / 8883.16||25,492 / 11562.99||28,414 / 12888.39||25,644 / 11631.94|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.60||4.08||4.29||4.29|
|Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)||124.80 / 11.60||132 / 12.26||150 / 13.94|
|Grate Area (sq ft / m2)||21.40 / 1.99||25.10 / 2.33||28.10 / 2.61||30 / 2.79|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||1438 / 133.64||1622 / 150.69||1735 / 161.19||1610 / 149.63|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||1438 / 133.64||1622 / 150.69||1735 / 161.19||1610 / 149.63|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||203.44||205.95||183.52||188.70|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||3424||4518||5058||5400|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||3424||4518||5058||5400|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||19,968||23,760||27,000|