Longdale Iron Company 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class North Branch (Locobase 12146)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 17, p. 199; 19, Vol 19 p. 213. Works numbers were 12461 in January 1892, 14244 in March 1895, and 18140 in September 1900.

This resource-extraction company was based in Alleghany County, Virginia.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassNorth Branch
Locobase ID12,146
RailroadLongdale Iron Company
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class3
Road Numbers4-5, 8
Gauge3'
Number Built3
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Year1892
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)11.75 / 3.58
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)18.58 / 5.66
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)40.96 / 12.48
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)60,000 / 27,216
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)68,000 / 30,844
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1800 / 6.82
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)25 / 12.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)37 / 940
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)10" x 20" / 254x508
Low Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17" x 20" / 432x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)12,288 / 5573.75
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.88
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)86.68 / 8.06
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)13.60 / 1.26
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1035 / 96.19
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1035 / 96.19
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume569.29
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2448
Same as above plus superheater percentage2448
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15,602
Power L13102
Power MT455.92