Raritan River 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 12845)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 31, p. 36 and Vol 43, pp. 195+. Works number was 31581 in August 1907, 33418 in May 1909, and 38808 in November 1912.

Most of the class operated for more than 20 years. The 1 and 2 were each scrapped in January 1930. The 7 followed in December 1933. But the 5 worked throughout World War Two before coming under the torch in Febreuary 1948.


Class 6 (Locobase 12844)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 28, p. 147. Works number was 27136 in December 1905.

After less than 20 years in Raritan service, the 6 was sold to the E N Wilson Company. Less than 3 years later, ENW sold it to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive. In July 1926, Stewart Jones Company bought it from BR&L.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class16
Locobase ID12,845 12,844
RailroadRaritan RiverRaritan River
CountryUSAUSA
Whyte2-8-02-8-0
Number in Class11
Road Numbers1-2, 5, 76
GaugeStdStd
Number Built11
BuilderBurnham, Williams & CoBurnham, Williams & Co
Year19051905
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)13.67 / 4.1713.67 / 4.17
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.83 / 6.6521.42 / 6.53
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.63 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)49.83 / 15.1948.37 / 14.74
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)127,700 / 57,924108,000 / 48,988
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)143,900 / 65,272120,000 / 54,431
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)90,000 / 40,82390,000 / 40,823
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)233,900 / 106,095210,000 / 95,254
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)4500 / 17.054500 / 17.05
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)53 / 26.5045 / 22.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)51 / 129550 / 1270
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)200 / 13.80160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)20" x 24" / 508x61020" x 24" / 508x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)32,000 / 14514.9726,112 / 11844.22
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.99 4.14
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)162.40 / 15.09103.50 / 9.62
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)32.90 / 3.0630 / 2.79
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1971 / 183.181542 / 143.31
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1971 / 183.181542 / 143.31
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume225.86176.70
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation65804800
Same as above plus superheater percentage65804800
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area32,48016,560
Power L154213147
Power MT374.35256.96

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