This was one of the smallest standard-gauge Consolidation designs to go into service in North America during the first few years of the 20th Century. Indeed, except for higher weights and a slighly higher boiler pressure in the 1903 engine, its specifications are an exact copy of those first used on the Atlantic Coal Company's #5 in August 1894 (see Locobase 12116). 5 was added about 8 years (and 14,000 builders numbers) later.
4 worked for the Reed, W Va coal company for about 10 years before being sold to the Campbells Creek Railroad as their #3. The CCRR was an entirely separate operation from the coal company. 5 remained with the CCCC.
In keeping with the 2-8-0's diminutive dimensions, the road it served was pretty small, too, covering only 13.8 miles (22.2 km) between Dana (on the Kanawha & Michigan) up Campbells Creek to Putney, West Virginia.
This engine should not be thought of as a logger. The specs say that it was a freight engine "to be used in ICC service", that is, operate for a common carrier. In any case, the short line it served added one new locomotive per decade.
Although fitted with a saturated boiler, the 6 used 10" (254 mm) piston valves for steam distribution to the cylinders.
|Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Campbell's Creek Coal Company||Campbell's Creek Coal Company|
|Number in Class||2||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co||Baldwin|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)||13.67 / 4.17||14 / 4.27|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)||21.33 / 6.50||22.08 / 6.73|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.64||0.63|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)||54.04 / 16.47|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)||110,000 / 49,895||137,000 / 62,142|
|Engine Weight (lbs / kg)||125,000 / 56,699||154,000 / 69,853|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)||70,000 / 31,752||124,000 / 56,246|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)||195,000 / 88,451||278,000 / 126,099|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)||3500 / 13.26||6000 / 22.73|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)||10 / 9.10|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)||46 / 23||57 / 28.50|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in / mm)||50 / 1270||50 / 1270|
|Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)||180 / 12.40||200 / 13.80|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)||19" x 24" / 483x610||20" x 24" / 508x610|
|Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)||26,512 / 12025.66||32,640 / 14805.27|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.15||4.20|
|Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)||128 / 11.90||162 / 15.05|
|Grate Area (sq ft / m2)||23.75 / 2.21||30 / 2.79|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||1537 / 142.84||2204 / 204.76|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||1537 / 142.84||2204 / 204.76|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||195.15||252.56|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||4275||6000|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||4275||6000|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||23,040||32,400|