Mount Hope Mineral 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 14345)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Vol 53, pp. 365+. Works numbers were 42076 in May 1915.

This was a New Jersey mining road that provided passenger service for the miners. The MHMRR was incorporated into the Central of New Jersey in 1930.

Meanwhile the 3 was sold to E H Wilson Company, who sold it to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive. In March 1929, BR&L sold the engine to the Cherry River Boom & Lumber of Richwood, WVa.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID14,345
RailroadMount Hope Mineral
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)13.50 / 4.11
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)22 / 6.71
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.61
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)49.17 / 14.99
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)124,000 / 56,246
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)140,000 / 63,503
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)70,000 / 31,752
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)210,000 / 95,255
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)3500 / 13.26
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)6 / 5.50
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)52 / 26
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)50 / 1270
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)190 / 13.10
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)19" x 26" / 483x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)30,317 / 13751.58
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.09
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)156.60 / 14.55
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)29.50 / 2.74
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1902 / 176.70
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1902 / 176.70
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume222.92
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5605
Same as above plus superheater percentage5605
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area29,754
Power L14983
Power MT354.37

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