Tooele Valley 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 11 (Locobase 12513)

Data from "Equipment and Supplies - Locomotive Building," Railway Age Gazette, Vol 48, #4 (28 January 1910), p 214. See Peter Roehm, "The Last Buffalo & Suquehanna Steamer", Railpace Newsmagazine, pp. 14-18, archived at Works numbers were 47764- 47765 in April 1910.

In the same year that ten wide-firebox Consolidations were logged in Alco's order book for the Buffalo & Susquehanna as their 169-178, the line went into receivership.

Only the 169 and 170 were actually lettered and numbered for the B & S and they never actually operated in New York. Instead, the Anaconda Copper Mining Company bought both for its seven-mile short line in Utah. The TV last operated the 11 in 1962. The 11 was later put on display at Tooele, Utah

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12,513
RailroadTooele Valley
Number in Class2
Road Numbers11-12
Number Built2
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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