Brandon & West Rutland 2-6-2 "Prairie" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class G W Jones (Locobase 12730)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 27, p 162. Works number was 24853 in December 1904.

Florence, Vermont's Rutland Florence Marble Company bought this Mogul for their quarrying and transport operations. But it had a variegated career. In 1912, the B & WR fell into bankruptcy and was liquidated. The 2 went to nearby Clarendon & Pittsford, which kept the number but renamed the engine E R Morris.

After another 7 years, the C & P sold the 2 to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive. BR & L kept it for a few months, then resold it to Mayotown Lumber in March 1919. 39 months later back the engine went to BR & L in March 1922. BR & L quickly found another buyer and sent it off to Oklahoma's Choctaw Lumber Company (presumably for its Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern short line) in June. #10 operated for close to 6 years. In April 1928, Wilcox Saw Mill bought the locomotive and was the owner that scrapped it in 1931.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassG W Jones
Locobase ID12,730
RailroadBrandon & West Rutland
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)11 / 3.35
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)17.67 / 5.39
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.62
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)63,000 / 28,576
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)75,000 / 34,019
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)59,000 / 26,762
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)134,000 / 60,781
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2800 / 10.61
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)35 / 17.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)44 / 1118
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 22" / 381x559
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)17,213 / 7807.69
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.66
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)76 / 7.06
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)14.40 / 1.34
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)767 / 71.28
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)767 / 71.28
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume170.46
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2592
Same as above plus superheater percentage2592
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area13,680
Power L13365
Power MT353.26

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