Kushequa 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Evan O' Kane (Locobase 15658)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 23, p. 217. Works number was 18687 in February 1901.

In the right circumstances, exactly duplicating a tried-and-true design could be the best choice for a short line. The Kushequa was a western Pennsylvania railroad of uncertain finances that bought this Consolidation, which was a copy of engines supplied by the Philadelphia builder to the Bell's Gap in 1889 (Locobase 11569) and Chickamauga & Durham in 1893 (Locobase 7104).

When the Kushequa closed in 1906, the 9 was taken over by the Mount Jewett, Kinzua & Ritterville, where it operated until scrapped in 1931.

NB: Although the Baldwin specs do not give heating surface areas, Locobase is confident that the valuues given for firebox and evaporative heating surface areas are valid. The C&D diagram for the 110 supplied both measurements and a comparison of Baldwin specs shows that all relevant values in all three sheets are identical to the 1/16". Locobase adjusted both areas by deleting the 22.5 sq ft of arch tubes shown in the C&D locomotive; these were added later in that engine.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassEvan O' Kane
Locobase ID15,658
Number in Class10
Road Numbers9
Number Built10
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)13.67 / 4.17
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.42 / 6.53
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)104,000 / 47,174
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)120,000 / 54,431
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)71,000 / 32,205
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)191,000 / 86,636
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)43 / 21.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)50 / 1270
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)20" x 24" / 508x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)21,216 / 9623.43
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.90
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)138 / 12.82
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)24.50 / 2.28
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1759 / 163.42
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1759 / 163.42
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume201.57
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3185
Same as above plus superheater percentage3185
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area17,940
Power L13040
Power MT257.77

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