Munising, Marquette & Southeastern 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 44 / SC-1 (Locobase 14352)

Data from table in January 1917 issue of RME and Railway Age, 13 May 1921; see also DeGolyer, Volume 53, pp.408+. (Thanks to Chris Hohl for his 5 April 2015 email reporting the tender's fuel and water capacities and the retrofit of a tender booster on 33.) Works number 43108 in March 1916.

In addition to the three Consolidations that went straight to the Lake Superior & Ishpeming (Locobase 3295), Baldwin supplied another railroad on Michigan's Upper Peninsula with an identical locomotive. It was ordered at the same time for the MM&SE. After only eight years with those initials on its tender, the 44 joined its sisters on the LS&I following a merger and was renumbered 33. Boiler pressure later increased to 200 psi and the railroad fitted a tender booster.

Like the other three engines, the 33 wound up on the Marquette & Huron Mountain but was soon sold to the Salt Creek and eventually made its way to Nelsonville, Ohio, for service on yet another tourist road, the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class44 / SC-1
Locobase ID14,352
RailroadMunising, Marquette & Southeastern
Number in Class1
Road Numbers44
Number Built1
Valve GearBaker
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)16 / 4.88
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)26 / 7.92
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.62
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)60.96 / 18.58
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)238,000 / 107,955
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)268,000 / 121,563
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)167,000 / 75,750
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)435,000 / 197,313
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)8500
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)13
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)99 / 49.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)57 / 1448
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)185 / 12.80
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)26" x 30" / 660x762
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)55,948 / 25377.62
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.25
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)245 / 22.77
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)58.70 / 5.46
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)3643 / 338.57
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)844 / 78.44
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)4487 / 417.01
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume197.61
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation10,860
Same as above plus superheater percentage12,923
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area53,937
Power L111,883
Power MT440.29

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