Central Los Canos / Crossett Lumber Company 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 15255)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 72, p.66. Works number was 57599 in January 1924.

This sugar grower's railway had been built to the 30" gauge, but apparently was widened later on. Even at the 1,000-mm width, however, rail weights still came in at 35 lb/yard (17.5 kg/meter), grades pitched up at a maximum 4%, and curve radii were as tight as 131 feet (39.9 metres).

The 1 kept its number and gaiined a name--Bayaney-- when sold to the Central Bayaney. Sometime later, the 1 was sold to the Ponce & Guayama and renumbered 13. See Locobase 14769 for a brief description of the P&G.

Class 10 (Locobase 11089)

Data from Logging Locomotives 1913 (Philadelphia, Pa: Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1913), p 21. Works number was 35870 in January 1911.

Crossett (of Crossett, Ark) ran this Consolidation in common-carrier service until that road closed in 1925, at which point the lumber company sold the engine to Fordyce Lumber Company. They in turn sold it to the Ashley, Drew & Northern.

A biographical entry in Harry E Downer, History of Davenport and Scott Counties, Iowa, Volume II (Chicago: S J Clarke, 1910), p. 20 recounts the life of Edward Savage Crossett. After his great success in helping to found the timber industry in Arkansas, Crossett adopted a remarkably progressive stand:

"In the principle of cooperation Mr. Crossett has always been interested. With William Morris, its modern apostle [and well-known as the father of the Arts and Crafts movement in art and architecture], he has believed that the profits accruing from any enterprise should in some equitable way be divided among those producing them. In 1899 the Crossett Lumber Company was organized on a cooperative basis, not as the result of any dreaming of a modern Utopia, but as a business proposition, and partly no doubt because of his own long bout with the "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune." In the cooperative organization Messrs. Crossett, Watzek and Gates held three-fourths of the stock and certain employes the other one-fourth. In recognition of Mr. Crossett's generosity, his fine sense of justice in this self-centered age, and of his wise council and

cooperation always so freely given, his associates named the new town in his

honor, and Crossett, Arkansas, came upon the map."

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID15,255 11,089
RailroadCentral Los CanosCrossett Lumber Company
Number in Class11
Road Numbers110
Number Built11
Valve GearWalschaertStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)10 / 3.0514.50 / 4.42
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)16.33 / 4.9822 / 6.71
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.61 0.66
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)37.02 / 11.2849.75 / 15.16
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)60,000 / 27,216115,250 / 52,277
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)68,000 / 30,844130,850 / 59,353
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)33,000 / 14,96979,150 / 35,902
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)101,000 / 45,813210,000 / 95,255
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1500 / 5.684000 / 15.15
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)3 / 2.702 / 1.80
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)25 / 12.5048 / 24
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)36 / 91450 / 1270
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)170 / 11.70180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)14" x 18" / 356x45720" x 24" / 508x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)14,161 / 6423.3329,376 / 13324.75
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.24 3.92
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)75 / 6.97142 / 13.20
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)11.60 / 1.0830.30 / 2.82
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)703 / 65.311772 / 164.68
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)703 / 65.311772 / 164.68
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume219.21203.06
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation19725454
Same as above plus superheater percentage19725454
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area12,75025,560
Power L134294266
Power MT503.98326.42

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