Ferdinand 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives in the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 14063)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 45, p. 146. Works number was 40594 in September 1913.

The Ferdinand went into service in 1909 as the Railway, but reorganized as the Ferdinand Railroad in 1911. The 6 1/2-mile (10-km) railroad connected Ferdinand, Indiana and nearby Huntingburg. The 3 was retired in 1951 and scrapped in 1952.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class3
Locobase ID14,063
RailroadFerdinand
CountryUSA
Whyte4-4-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1913
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)8 / 2.44
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.75 / 6.63
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.37
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)45.17 / 13.77
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)52,000 / 23,587
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)80,000 / 36,287
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)50,500 / 22,906
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)130,500 / 59,193
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2500 / 9.47
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)43 / 21.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)60 / 1524
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 24" / 381x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)12,240 / 5551.98
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.25
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)95 / 8.83
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)15.50 / 1.44
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)988 / 91.79
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)988 / 91.79
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume201.27
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2480
Same as above plus superheater percentage2480
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15,200
Power L14769
Power MT404.38