Green Bay & Western 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class R-2 / C-38 (Locobase 1351)

Data from 1947 diagram reproduced on [] (accessed 17 June 2003). See the detailed roster at http://www.greenbayroute.com/detailedsteam.htm#079, last accessed 20 December 2011. Works numbers were 67819-67820 in April 1929.

Drury (1993) comments that unlike earlier 20th-cent Consolidations on the GB & W, these engines were well suited to the 70-lb rail. The lower works number represented Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western's #49 (sale price was $34,050) while its younger twin was numbered 69 on the GB & W.

They operated on the Green Bay Routes until November 1950, being renumbered 350-351 in 1936.When they were retired, 351 was sold to the Ahnapee & Western and 350 went to the Consolidated Water Power and Paper Company

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassR-2 / C-38
Locobase ID1351
RailroadGreen Bay & Western
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class2
Road Numbers
GaugeStd
Number Built2
BuilderAlco-Schenectady
Year1929
Valve GearBaker
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)15.50 / 4.72
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)23.67 / 7.21
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)55.79 / 17
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)156,000 / 70,760
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)174,000 / 78,925
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)138,000 / 62,596
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)312,000 / 141,521
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)7000 / 26.52
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)14 / 12.70
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)65 / 32.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)55 / 1397
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)200 / 13.80
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)21" x 28" / 533x711
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)38,167 / 17312.28
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.09
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)161 / 14.96
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)43.10 / 4.01
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1767 / 164.22
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)403 / 37.45
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2170 / 201.67
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume157.42
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation8620
Same as above plus superheater percentage10,258
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area38,318
Power L110,125
Power MT572.35

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