Baldwin delivered two more of these locomotives, one in 1913 which was given road number 5 and the other arrived in 1915 with road number 6 assigned.
The next purchase of "Mikados" was made form the Lima Locomotive Works. Lima delivered three in 1917. They were assigned road numbers 7 through 9. These locomotives had 51" diameter drivers, 22" x 28" cylinders, a 190 psi boiler pressure, they exerted 42,915 pounds of tractive effort and each weighed 250,000 pounds. The firebox was 238 square feet, the evaporative heating surface was 3,601 square feet and with the superheater the combined heating surface was 4,466 square feet.
In 1918, Baldwin delivered the last two new "Mikados" the C&I would buy. These locomotives were given road numbers 10 and 11.
There were six other "Mikados" put on the C&I roster. They were bought second-hand from the P&LE and the PRR. Two from the P&LE came in 1939 and were given road numbers 20 and 21. In 1941 two from the PRR were assigned road numbers 22 and 23. The final pair were bought form the PL&E and were assigned road numbers 24 and 25.
There are no surviving C&I 2-8-2 "Mikado" type locomotives.
|Qty.||Road Numbers||From Other RR||Year Acquired||Year Built||Builder||Notes|
This Mikado was delivered to the C & I, which was based in Rexis, Penna. The C & I grew from the Blacklick & Yellow Creek Railroad, common-carrier outgrowth of the Vinton Lumber Company's lumber road. The C & I was incorporated in 1911. Because much of the ownership resided in one person, the C & I didn't pass out of family hands until 1950 when Bethlehem Steel bought it.
An unusual slide-valve 2-8-2 this Mike went to the Clinchfield as their 498. Working in local freight and even switching service, this one-of-a-kind survived until 1951.
This heavy-duty coal hauler didn't need to bother with superheat, at least not when it was ordered. Its driver diameter and boiler size shows a desire for continuous steaming and its tender suggests short trips.
The Rexis, Pa C & I sold the 5 in 1930 to the Lake Superior & Ishpeming as their MK-1 class #16. The LS & I operated the 16 until 1955.
Ordered about a year after the 5 (Locobase 13731), the 6's boiler had 5 fewer tubes than than the earlier engine. It was otherwise identical. Both the 5 and the 6 were sold in 1930 to the Lake Superior & Ishpeming as their MK-1 class. The LS & I operated the 17 until 1955.
These Mikados were certainly designed for the C & I's coal drags up and down steep gradients in western Pennsylvania. Their low drivers indicate as much, as does the location of the steam dome well back along the boiler between two sand domes. Firebox heating surface area includes 25 sq ft (2.3 sq m) on four arch tubes. The Baldwins had minor differences in heating surface areas. Relatively small twelve-inch (305 mm) piston valves fed the cylinders.
The low drivers might have proved too small; indeed, no other standard-gauge Mike with a boiler this big had drivers of less than 63" in diameter.
Not two decades later, all three Limas were sold off the property in 1930. 7 went to the S&L, 8 to General Logging Company and 9 to General Railway Equipment. The Baldwins were both sold north across the international border in 1941 to Nova Scotia's Sydney & Louisburg as their 77-78. 10 later served Dominion Coal while 11 was retired by the S&L in 1957.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Cambria & Indiana||Cambria & Indiana||Cambria & Indiana||Cambria & Indiana|
|Number in Class||1||1||1||5|
|Road Numbers||4/ 498||5||6||7-11|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)||16.50 / 5.03||14 / 4.27||14 / 4.27||14 / 4.27|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)||36.02 / 10.98||31.17 / 9.50||31.25 / 9.52||31.25 / 9.52|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.46||0.45||0.45||0.45|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)||69.12 / 21.07||61.67 / 18.80||62.29 / 18.99||61 / 18.59|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)||49,840 / 22,607|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)||197,500 / 89,585||173,000 / 78,472||173,000 / 78,472||185,000 / 83,915|
|Engine Weight (lbs / kg)||262,500 / 119,068||226,000 / 102,512||226,000 / 102,512||250,000 / 113,398|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)||144,000 / 65,317||130,000 / 58,967||130,000 / 58,967||104,600 / 47,446|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)||406,500 / 184,385||356,000 / 161,479||356,000 / 161,479||354,600 / 160,844|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)||8000 / 30.30||7000 / 26.52||7000 / 26.52||7000 / 26.52|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)||14 / 12.70||12 / 10.90||12 / 10.90||14 / 12.70|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)||82 / 41||72 / 36||72 / 36||77 / 38.50|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in / mm)||58 / 1473||51 / 1295||51 / 1295||51 / 1295|
|Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)||200 / 13.80||190 / 13.10||190 / 13.10||190 / 13.10|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)||23" x 30" / 584x762||22" x 28" / 559x711||22" x 28" / 559x711||22" x 28" / 559x711|
|Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)||46,516 / 21099.33||42,915 / 19465.94||42,915 / 19465.94||42,915 / 19465.94|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.25||4.03||4.03||4.31|
|Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)||236 / 21.92||199 / 18.49||199 / 18.49||238 / 22.11|
|Grate Area (sq ft / m2)||70 / 6.50||63 / 5.85||63 / 5.85||63 / 5.85|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||5528 / 513.56||4567 / 424.28||4518 / 419.73||3601 / 334.54|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)||865 / 80.36|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||5528 / 513.56||4567 / 424.28||4518 / 419.73||4466 / 414.90|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||383.19||370.72||366.75||292.31|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||14,000||11,970||11,970||11,970|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||14,000||11,970||11,970||14,244|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||47,200||37,810||37,810||53,812|