Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 339 (Locobase 3286)

Firebox heating surface includes 11.5 sq ft of arch tubes. Railroad Gazette (11 Feb 1898) notes only the specifications and says nothing more about the locomotive or the railroad. A list of Schenectady production compiled by Robert Lehmuth (and supplied to Locobase in August 2013 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Rail Data Exchange) lists the class's works numbers as 4645-4647 in December 1897.

According to Lehmuth's meticulous recounting, the three engines were soon modified as 19" x 28" simple-expansion engines; see Locobase 14561. They later served on the Rutland as their 550-552.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID3286
RailroadOgdensburg & Lake Champlain
Number in Class3
Road Numbers339-341
Number Built3
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)15 / 4.57
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)22.83 / 6.96
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.66
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)49.92 / 15.22
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)135,500 / 61,462
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)153,000 / 69,400
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)4000 / 15.15
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT) 7.50 / 6.80
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)56 / 28
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)54 / 1372
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)200 / 13.80
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)22" x 28" / 559x711 (1)
Low Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)34" x 28" / 864x711 (1)
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)30,073 / 13640.90
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.51
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)173.50 / 16.12
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)30.80 / 2.86
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2243 / 208.38
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2243 / 208.38
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume364.15
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation6160
Same as above plus superheater percentage6160
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area34,700
Power L13806
Power MT247.70

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