New Orleans & North Eastern 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class A2 (Locobase 6077)

Data from the 1926 Alabama & Vicksburg locomotive diagram book supplied in March 2004 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Rail Data Exchange.

Works numbers were 3316-3317 in 1901. Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific's 310-311 were works numbers 3118-3119 and 302 (works number 3118) followed on the heels of the two NO & NE Locomotives.

These were the last locomotives supplied by Richmond with serials generated by the Virginia-based company. From this point on, Richmond's numbers would be numbered with all of the constituent companies that made up the American Locomotive Company.

Two more came into the system in August 1902. Works 26238 joined the NO&NE as their 302 and 26239 went to the VS&P as 313.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID6077
RailroadNew Orleans & North Eastern
Number in Class6
Road Numbers205-206/403-404, 300-303
Number Built6
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)9 / 2.74
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)23.17 / 7.06
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.39
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)52.02 / 15.86
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)71,500 / 32,432
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)101,000 / 45,813
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)113,900 / 51,664
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)214,900 / 97,477
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)5500 / 20.83
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)11 / 10
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)60 / 30
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)64 / 1626
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)190 / 13.10
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18" x 24" / 457x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)19,622 / 8900.40
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.64
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)144 / 13.38
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)18.50 / 1.72
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1516 / 140.89
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1516 / 140.89
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume214.47
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3515
Same as above plus superheater percentage3515
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area27,360
Power L16411
Power MT395.35

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