Saint Louis, Troy & Eastern 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 6 (Locobase 12512)

Data from "Equipment and Supplies - Locomotive Building," Railway Age Gazette, Vol 48, #4 (28 January 1910), p 214. Works number was 47773 in April 1910.

The SLT&E was strictly a transfer road for coal cars in the Saint Louis area. Incorporated in 1899, the company owned 25 miles of line that consisted of an 18.91-mile main line from East St Louis, Ill to Troy and from Edwardsville to Formosa, Ill.

The railroad obtained this wide-firebox Consolidation when the Buffalo & Susquehanna went into receivership and had to cancel its order. Originally to be numbered B&S 178, the 6 later served the Illinois Terminal as their 27. It was scrapped in 1948.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12,512
RailroadSaint Louis, Troy & Eastern
Number in Class1
Road Numbers6
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)14.25
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)22.08
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)167,000 / 75,750
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)185,000 / 83,915
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
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)70 / 35
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)51 / 1295
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)200 / 13.80
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)21" x 28" / 533x711
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)41,160 / 18669.88
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.06
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)179 / 16.64
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)54.40 / 5.06
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2676 / 248.70
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2676 / 248.70
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume238.40
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation10,880
Same as above plus superheater percentage10,880
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area35,800
Power L15408
Power MT285.57

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