Litchfield & Madison 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 155 (Locobase 14677)

Data from DeGolyer, Vol 62, pp. . Works numbers were 50999 in December 1918, 51087 in January 1919.

See Locobase's brief description of the L&M at Locobase 6289. Like the later Mikados, these Consolidations were low-drivered, but had superheaters and relatively large 14" (356 mm) diameter piston valves.

When the L&M was sold to the C&WI, these two were renumbered 218-219.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class155
Locobase ID14,677
RailroadLitchfield & Madison
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class2
Road Numbers155-156
GaugeStd
Number Built2
BuilderBaldwin
Year1918
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)14.25 / 4.34
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)23.33 / 7.11
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.61
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)56.71 / 17.29
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)171,000 / 77,564
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)195,000 / 88,451
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)130,000 / 58,967
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)325,000 / 147,418
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)7000 / 26.52
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)12 / 10.90
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)71 / 35.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)51 / 1295
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)190 / 13.10
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)22" x 28" / 559x711
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)42,915 / 19465.94
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.98
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)208 / 19.32
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)49.50 / 4.60
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2468 / 229.28
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)511 / 47.47
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2979 / 276.75
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume200.34
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation9405
Same as above plus superheater percentage11,004
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area46,238
Power L110,628
Power MT548.09