Maryland & Delaware Coast 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 201 (Locobase 15311)

Data from DeGolyer, Vol 73, pp. 375+. Works number was 57071 in September 1923.

Built by Baldwin for its export stock holding, this low-drivered Consolidation was sold to the M&DC when expected Cuban orders failed to materialize. (See Locobase 11734 for a 1920 delivery of a Mogul to the M&DC under similar circumstances.)

The M&DC sold the 201 to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment who shortly sent it along to another such purveyor, Birmingham Rail & Locomotive. BR&L found a buyer in the Frankfort & Cincinnati, then headquartered in Kentucky's capital city. The F&C gave it road number 10.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID15,311
RailroadMaryland & Delaware Coast
Number in Class1
Road Numbers201
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)14.25 / 4.34
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.58 / 6.58
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.66
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)51.42 / 15.61
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)108,300 / 48,988
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)121,900 / 54,885
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)111,000 / 56,246
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)232,900 / 111,131
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)5000 / 22.73
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)8 / 9.10
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)45 / 22.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)44 / 1118
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)170 / 12.10
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18" x 24" / 457x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)25,537 / 11583.40
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.24
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)133 / 12.36
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)27.80 / 2.58
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1533 / 142.42
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1533 / 142.42
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume216.88
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation4726
Same as above plus superheater percentage4726
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area22,610
Power L13877
Power MT315.69

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