Quincy & Torch Lake 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 6 (Locobase 13958)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 43, p. 312. Works number was 38920 in December 1912.

Although the Q & TL went out of business as a common carrier in 1927, they carried on quite a bit longer as a lumber company. The 6 survived to the end of steam and was sufficiently well-preserved to be purchased in June 1975 by the New Jersey Museum of Transportation in Farmingdale.

After remaining untouched for 34 years, the 6 was returned to the Quincy Mine in Michigan in 2009.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13,958
RailroadQuincy & Torch Lake
Number in Class1
Road Numbers6
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)11 / 3.35
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)18.33 / 5.59
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.60
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)44.37 / 13.52
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)102,000 / 46,266
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)113,500 / 51,483
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)60,000 / 27,216
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)173,500 / 78,699
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)3000 / 11.36
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)6 / 5.50
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)43 / 21.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)38 / 965
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18" x 20" / 457x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)26,091 / 11834.69
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.91
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)81.60 / 7.58
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)18.80 / 1.75
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1721 / 159.88
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1721 / 159.88
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume292.17
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3384
Same as above plus superheater percentage3384
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area14,688
Power L14120
Power MT356.20

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