Wabash, Saint Louis & Pacific 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 357 (Locobase 11781)

Data from Emory Edwards, Modern American Locomotive Engines: Their Design, Construction and Management. A Practical Work (New York: S. Low, Marston, Searle

& Rivington, 1883), p 119. See also DeGolyer, Volume 10, p. 145. Works number was 5131 in June 1880.

Connelly's Baldwin notes say that this engine was repossessed from the Philadelphia & Reading (although twelve more were delivered - see Locobase 8529) and sold to this Midwestern road. What the crews made of this single camelback isn't recorded. In 1888, the engine was sold to the Cairo, Vincennes & Chicago, itself an amalgam of several roads, as their #5. But at the same time that the road was leased to the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St Louis (the Big Four), it sold the #5 to the Panther Creek Railroad in Pennsylvania.

Now reunited with the anthracite coal dross for which its Wootten firebox was better suited, the #10 operated on the Lehigh Coal & Navigation for six years before being sold to the Lehigh & New England where it ended its career.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID11,781
RailroadWabash, Saint Louis & Pacific
Number in Class1
Road Numbers357 / 1367
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)14.75 / 4.50
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)22.83 / 6.96
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)
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2800 / 10.61
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)50 / 1270
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)20" x 24" / 508x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)21,216 / 9623.43
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)167 / 15.52
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)76 / 7.06
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1357 / 126.12
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1357 / 126.12
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume155.50
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation9880
Same as above plus superheater percentage9880
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area21,710
Power L12721
Power MT

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