Puget Sound & Cascade 2-8-2 "Mikado" Locomotives in the USA

The Puget Sound & Cascade Railway was a single-track standard-gauge railroad located in the State of Washington. It ran from Mount Vernon to Talc, a distance of 15.9 miles and with 2.8 miles of yard tracks and sidings the railway had a total of 18.7 miles of tracks. The railway was incorporated July 1912, under the general laws of the State of Washington. The purpose for which the carrier was incorporated was to build, construct, equip, buy, and operate a railroad approximately 30 miles in length in Skagit County, Washington. Its organization was completed July 6, 1912. The principal office of the carrier is at Seattle, WA

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There are no surviving 2-8-2 "Mikado" type locomotives.

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 200 (Locobase 11018)

Data from "Logging Locomotives", Record of Recent Construction #96 (Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1918), p. 36-37. See also DeGolyer, Volume 52, pp. 387+. (Thanks to Stephen Low for his 16 May 2017 email noting a typo in a Locobase reference number that mistakenly directed him to a Locobase entry describing a Norwegian locomotive.) Works number was 44106 in September 1916.

Note the superheater, which was relatively uncommon in logging locomotives. Unlike the Humbird Lumber Company engine shown in Locobase 11017, this locomotive had a bare firebox with no arch tubes. Otherwise the two were essentially identical except for the choice of fuel (coal for Humbird, oil for PS & C) and the profile of the line. Clear Lake's area of operation included curves of 18 deg and 3 1/2% grades on the main line, 30 deg and 5% on the spurs on 56-lb/yd (28-kg/m) rail.

Baldwin's record presents a confusing outline of this locomotive's initial ownership. Apparently the locomotive was bought by the Clear Lake Lumber Company, which operated the PS & C. The 200 served the Clear Lake stands until the company went bankrupt in 1926. At that point, Baldwin repossessed the 200 and sold it to the Cowlitz, Chehalis & Cascade Railway. When the 15 was retired in 1955, it was donated to the City of Chehalis. More than 25 years later, the Mt Rainier Scenic Railway's shops overhauled the 15 and put it back in service.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID11,018
RailroadPuget Sound & Cascade
Number in Class1
Road Numbers200
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)13.08 / 3.99
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)27.08 / 8.25
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.48
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)55.37 / 16.88
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)141,500 / 64,183
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)179,000 / 81,193
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)91,000 / 41,277
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)270,000 / 122,470
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)4500 / 17.05
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)2000 / 7.60
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)59 / 29.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)48 / 1219
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)20.5" x 28" / 521x711
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)33,340 / 15122.79
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.24
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)154 / 14.31
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)41.30 / 3.84
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2476 / 230.11
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)553 / 51.39
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)3029 / 281.50
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume231.48
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation6608
Same as above plus superheater percentage7797
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area29,075
Power L19840
Power MT613.24

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