Alabama & Vicksburg 4-6-0 "Ten-Wheeler" Locomotives in the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class D (Locobase 6081)

Data from the 1926 Alabama & Vicksburg locomotive diagram book supplied in March 2004 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Rail Data Exchange. See also DeGolyer, Volume 28, p. 148; Works numbers were 27011, 27055 in December 1905; 29328, 29346 in October 1906; 30003-30004, 30022 in January 1907; 30075 in May; 32099-32100 in October; and 35954-35955 in January 1911.

This is the Alabama & Vicksburg freight Ten-wheeler class equivalent to the Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific's D1s and the New Orleans & North Eastern A-3. The spec sheet for the 450-451 specified a change in the whistle: "Omit chime whistle and use whistle of coarser sound" than on earlier engines.

Only five of this group were superheated; the D1 entry (Locobase 6080) shows the result.

The rest were saturated-steam at least until 1926. Three -- 443, 445-446 -- were sold to the Louisiana & NorthWestern in March 1922 as 29-31. Illinois Central took six of the others, three of which went to the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassD
Locobase ID6081
RailroadAlabama & Vicksburg
CountryUSA
Whyte4-6-0
Number in Class12
Road Numbers442-453
GaugeStd
Number Built12
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Year1905
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)13.50 / 4.11
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)23.83 / 7.26
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.57
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)56.42 / 17.20
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)121,000 / 54,885
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)145,000 / 65,771
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)113,900 / 51,664
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)258,900 / 117,435
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)67 / 33.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)58 / 1473
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)200 / 13.80
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)19" x 26" / 483x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)27,511 / 12478.79
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.40
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)154.20 / 14.31
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)31.50 / 2.93
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2172 / 201.86
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2172 / 201.86
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume254.57
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation6300
Same as above plus superheater percentage6300
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area30,840
Power L16669
Power MT364.53

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