Kinston Manufacturing Company 2-6-2 "Prairie" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 13821)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 39, p. 55. Works numbers were 36274 in March 1911 and 37414 in January 1912.

The KMC operated a 9-mile logging road between Pink Hill and Beulaville, NC . In 1914, the company applied for a franchise to build a road from Kinston, NC south to Maple Hill that would include this stretch of lightly built line. The two wood-burning Moguls were small for the standard gauge

2 was later sold to Camp Manufacturing, which cut trees in the Dismal Swamp, as their 51.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13,821
RailroadKinston Manufacturing Company
Number in Class2
Road Numbers1-2
Number Built2
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 7.83 / 2.39
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)20.58 / 6.27
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.38
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)39.52 / 12.05
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)34,000 / 15,422
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)47,000 / 21,319
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)37,000 / 16,783
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)84,000 / 38,102
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1600 / 6.06
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)5 / 4.50
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)19 / 9.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)36 / 914
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)11" x 16" / 279x406
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)7314 / 3317.58
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.65
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)55 / 5.11
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)14 / 1.30
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)435 / 40.41
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)435 / 40.41
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume247.18
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2240
Same as above plus superheater percentage2240
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area8800
Power L13873
Power MT753.40

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