Eureka & Palisade 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 14 (Locobase 12999)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 29, p. 162. See also George E Hoke, "The Railroads of the Compaªfa Minera de Peªoles", archived at . Works number was 28806 in August 1906.

The E & P was a small Nevada narrow-gauge shortline originally built to exploit the thick veins of silver and lead ore. It eventually included 90 miles (145 km) of main line and remained in operation from 1874 to 1910. The latter year saw several miles of track flooded by heavy Spring runoff and rain and the company declared bankruptcy.

Although the line would reopen as the Eureka & Nevada and remain in operation until 1938, the 14 was sold off by the new owners to the Sumpter Valley of Bates, Ore. It was retired in 1931.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12,999
RailroadEureka & Palisade
Number in Class1
Road Numbers14
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)10.58 / 3.22
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)18.08 / 5.51
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.59
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)72,000 / 32,659
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)81,500 / 36,968
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)60,000 / 27,216
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)141,500 / 64,184
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)3000 / 11.36
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)30 / 15
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)38 / 965
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16" x 20" / 406x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)18,324 / 8311.64
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.93
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)54 / 5.02
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)15.80 / 1.47
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1115 / 103.62
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1115 / 103.62
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume239.57
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2528
Same as above plus superheater percentage2528
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area8640
Power L13015
Power MT369.27

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