The New York Central Railroad obtained a controlling interest in the Rutland in 1904 and in 1911 sold half of its shares to the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad.
At its peak the Rutland had about 400 miles of track running from Chatham, NY north to Alburgh, VT and then west to Ogdensburg, NY along the St. Lawrence River. The Rutland entered receivership in1938. Cost cutting, including wage reduction, brought things around. Reorganized in1950 the name was changed from Rutland Railroad to Rutland Railway.
The Rutland Railroad bought six "Mikado" type locomotives in 1918, from the American Locomotive Company. These locomotives were built to the Mikado-Light USRA Specifications and were designated as Class H-6-a and assigned road numbers 32 through 37. They had 63" diameter drivers, 26" x 30" cylinders, a 200 psi boiler pressure, they exerted 54,725 pounds of tractive effort and each weighed 290,000 pounds. The firebox was 280 square feet, the evaporative heating surface was 3,777 square feet and with the superheater the combined heating surface was 4,659 square feet.
There are no surviving Rutland 2-8-2 Mikado type locomotives.
|Class||Qty.||Road Numbers||Year Built||Builder||Notes|
The six Mikados supplied by the United States Railroad Administration were part of the big run of Light 2-8-2s (Locobase 40) produced to a common design during the US government's ownership of railroad operations at the end of World War One. All of the dimensions were identical except for a slight difference in heating surface area.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Number in Class||6|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)||16.75 / 5.11|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)||36.08 / 11|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.46|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)||71.37 / 21.75|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)||220,000 / 99,790|
|Engine Weight (lbs / kg)||292,000 / 132,449|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)||188,300 / 85,412|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)||480,300 / 217,861|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)||10,000 / 37.88|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)||16 / 14.50|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)||92 / 46|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in / mm)||63 / 1600|
|Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)||200 / 13.80|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)||26" x 30" / 660x762|
|Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)||54,724 / 24822.42|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.02|
|Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)||280 / 26.01|
|Grate Area (sq ft / m2)||66.70 / 6.20|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||3777 / 350.89|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)||882 / 81.94|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)||4659 / 432.83|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||204.88|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||13,340|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||15,875|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||66,640|