Watauga 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 101 (Locobase 13894)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 40, p. 19. Works numbers were 37048 in June 1912 and 38822 in November.

Both of the Ten-wheelers were bought by Grandin Lumber, which exploited 70,000 acres in North Carolina's Wilkes and Watauga counties. The Watauga Railway was not the same line as the Watauga & Yadkin River.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13,894
Number in Class1
Road Numbers101-102
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)13.67 / 4.17
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.83 / 6.65
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)52.04 / 15.86
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)128,000 / 58,060
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)144,000 / 65,317
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)115,000 / 52,163
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)259,000 / 117,480
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)6000 / 22.73
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)10 / 9.10
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)53 / 26.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)51 / 1295
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)20" x 24" / 508x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)28,800 / 13063.48
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.44
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)162.40 / 15.09
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)32.90 / 3.06
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1971 / 183.11
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1971 / 183.11
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume225.86
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5922
Same as above plus superheater percentage5922
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area29,232
Power L14879
Power MT336.14

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