Ingham-Burnett Lumber Company / Irish Bayou Lumber Company 2-6-2 "Prairie" Locomotives in the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 14156)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 48, p. 291. Works number was 40317 in August 1913.

The IBLC was located in Sturgis, Tex and opened in 1913. It was financed by four men from Keltys. This logging Prairie was later sold to the Boynton Lumber Company.


Class 22 (Locobase 15220)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Vol 71, pp. 265. Works number was56330 in March 1923

Ingham-Burnett was incorporated by partners SK Ingham, EL Burnett, and Ross C Smith in July 1922 and was headquartered in Allison, Ala. Its ruling grade was 4% and curves bent at a relatively mild maximum of 20 degrees.

Among its first new locomotives was this very typical multi-fuel (wood and coal) logging Prairie. More than two dozen logging companies had bought this particular Baldwin 2-6-2 design over the past few decades.

Hutchison-Moore absorbed Ingham-Burnett in 1927 and continued to operate the 22 for a few years. It was sold to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment in 1933.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class122
Locobase ID14,156 15,220
RailroadIrish Bayou Lumber CompanyIngham-Burnett Lumber Company
CountryUSAUSA
Whyte2-6-22-6-2
Number in Class11
Road Numbers122
GaugeStdStd
Number Built11
BuilderBaldwinBaldwin
Year19131923
Valve GearWalschaertStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 7.83 / 2.39 9.17 / 2.80
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)20.58 / 6.2723.75 / 7.24
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.38 0.39
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)39.50 / 12.04
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)37,500 / 17,01064,500 / 29,257
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)51,000 / 23,13388,000 / 39,916
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)37,000 / 16,78374,000 / 33,566
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)88,000 / 39,916162,000 / 73,482
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1600 / 6.063600 / 13.64
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)6 / 5.50
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)21 / 10.5036 / 18
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)36 / 91446 / 1168
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)11" x 16" / 279x40615" x 20" / 381x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)8228 / 3732.1614,967 / 6788.93
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.56 4.31
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)60 / 5.5786 / 7.99
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)14 / 1.3013.80 / 1.28
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)444 / 41.25994 / 92.34
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)444 / 41.25994 / 92.34
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume252.29243.00
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation25202484
Same as above plus superheater percentage25202484
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area10,80015,480
Power L145664804
Power MT805.30492.60