This logging Prairie was identical to the Trout Creek locomotives shown in Locobase 12739. The 1 was bought by the Grant Land and Lumber Company of Texarkana, Ark, which was formed to take over the interests held by William Buchanan. In 1912, the system was reorganized as Grant Timber & Manufacturing and the engine took road number 5.
In the mid-1920s, the Little River sold this logging Prairie to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Georgia Car & Locomotive. GC&L's reconditioning led to the engine's beginning a second career in cypress harvesting. Wilson Cypress of Palatka, Fla bought the locomotive in March 1928 as their 100. Wilson sold the 100 to the Cummer Sons Cypress and that company scrapped in February 1959.
Not too long before the L Ry was reorganized by its owner Grant Timber & Manufacturing, it took delivery of this logging Prairie, which was about half again as large as the #1 of 1905 (Locobase 12850).
Note that the specs have a note about strengthening the equalizer beam back of the rear drivers; this problem shows up in several entries during this year. In addition, the equalizer fulcrum positioned between the main and rear driving axles also needed to be made wrot iron and of stronger section.
Locobase observes in 13886 that this recurring comment may have represented an earlier ill-considered design change.
|Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Louisiana Railway||Little River||Louisiana Railway|
|Number in Class||1||1||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co||Burnham, Williams & Co||Baldwin|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)||9.17 / 2.80||9.17 / 2.80||10.33 / 3.15|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)||23.75 / 7.24||23.75 / 7.24||26.58 / 8.10|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.39||0.39||0.39|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)||50.15 / 15.29|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)||61,000 / 27,669||66,000 / 29,937||81,000 / 36,741|
|Engine Weight (lbs / kg)||83,000 / 37,648||87,000 / 39,463||109,000 / 49,442|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)||63,000 / 28,576||56,000 / 25,401||80,000 / 36,287|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)||146,000 / 66,224||143,000 / 64,864||189,000 / 85,729|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)||3500 / 13.26||2800 / 10.61||4000 / 15.15|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)||8 / 7.30|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)||34 / 17||37 / 18.50||45 / 22.50|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in / mm)||46 / 1168||46 / 1168||50 / 1270|
|Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)||180 / 12.40||180 / 12.40||180 / 12.40|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)||15" x 20" / 381x508||15" x 20" / 381x508||16" x 24" / 406x610|
|Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)||14,967 / 6788.93||14,967 / 6788.93||18,801 / 8528.00|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.08||4.41||4.31|
|Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)||82.20 / 7.64||82 / 7.62||108 / 10.03|
|Grate Area (sq ft / m2)||14.13 / 1.31||14 / 1.30||16.70 / 1.55|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||991 / 92.10||990 / 92.01||1545 / 143.53|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||991 / 92.10||990 / 92.01||1545 / 143.53|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||242.26||242.02||276.63|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2543||2520||3006|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2543||2520||3006|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||14,796||14,760||19,440|