Elgin, Joliet & Eastern 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives in the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 9 / 410 (Locobase 7292)

See data from EJ&E 11 - 1938 Locomotive Diagrams supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Rail Data Exchange.

This somewhat ornately calligraphed diagram shows a typical Eight-wheeler of the late 1880s. Apparently it remained in service even in the late 1930s on runs that cannot have offered much speed.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class9 / 410
Locobase ID7292
RailroadElgin, Joliet & Eastern (EJ&E)
CountryUSA
Whyte4-4-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers410
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderRhode Island
Year1887
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)8 / 2.44
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)20.50 / 6.25
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.39
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)43 / 13.11
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)59,480 / 26,980
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)95,350 / 43,250
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)70,800 / 32,114
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)166,150 / 75,364
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2500 / 9.47
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)10 / 9.10
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)50 / 25
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)59 / 1499
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)145 / 10
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 24" / 381x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)11,281 / 5116.98
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.27
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)112 / 10.41
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)16.27 / 1.51
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)878 / 81.60
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)878 / 81.60
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume178.86
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2359
Same as above plus superheater percentage2359
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area16,240
Power L14177
Power MT309.64

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