Rio Grande & Eagle Pass 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 4 (Locobase 13560)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 34, p. 182. See Locobase 11592 for a brief history of this road. Works number was 34411 in March 1910.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class4
Locobase ID13,560
RailroadRio Grande & Eagle Pass
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers4
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1910
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)14.17 / 4.32
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.83 / 6.65
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)133,500 / 60,555
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)150,000 / 68,039
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)115,000 / 52,163
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)265,000 / 120,202
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)6000 / 22.73
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)12 / 10.90
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)56 / 28
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)50 / 1270
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)20" x 26" / 508x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)31,824 / 14435.14
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.19
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)138.80 / 12.89
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)31.40 / 2.92
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2100 / 195.09
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2100 / 195.09
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume222.13
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5652
Same as above plus superheater percentage5652
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area24,984
Power L14433
Power MT292.83

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