Cambria & Indiana 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 14 (Locobase 14597)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 59, p. 371. Works numbers were 53183-53184 in April 1920.

Note the long-stroke cylinders, which were fed by 14" (356 mm) piston valves. Firebox heating surface area included 26 sq ft (2.4 sq m) in four arch tubes.

Never leaving the western Pennsylvania coal road, the 14 and 15 served until June 1944. Why they were retired in the middle of World War Two is worth further study.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class14
Locobase ID14,597
RailroadCambria & Indiana
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class2
Road Numbers14-15
GaugeStd
Number Built2
BuilderBaldwin
Year1920
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)17.50 / 5.33
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)26.42 / 8.05
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.66
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)61.32 / 18.69
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)211,500 / 95,935
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)236,000 / 107,048
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)159,500 / 72,348
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)395,500 / 179,396
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)8000 / 30.30
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)14 / 12.70
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)88 / 44
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)63 / 1600
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)200 / 13.80
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)23" x 32" / 584x813
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)45,679 / 20719.67
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.63
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)211 / 19.60
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)56.50 / 5.25
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2847 / 264.49
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)751 / 69.77
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)3598 / 334.26
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume185.01
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation11,300
Same as above plus superheater percentage13,673
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area51,062
Power L114,549
Power MT606.62