Bradley Ramsay Lumber Company 4-6-0 "Ten-Wheeler" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Benton Hanchett (Locobase 12703)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 27, p. 22. Works numbers were 24126 in April 1904 and 27784 in March 1906.

BRLC bought these two small Ten-wheelers for their Louisiana timber-harvesting operations. The second engine -- #8 -- was named C W Penoyer. Some time later the Hanchette was sold to the Calcasieu Long Leaf Lumber Company of Lake Charles, while the 8 joined the Rapides Lumber Company.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassBenton Hanchett
Locobase ID12,703
RailroadBradley Ramsay Lumber Company
Number in Class2
Road Numbers
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)9 / 2.74
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)18.25 / 5.56
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.49
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)56,000 / 25,401
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)73,000 / 33,112
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)47,000 / 21,319
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)120,000 / 54,431
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2200 / 8.33
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)31 / 15.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)44 / 1118
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 20" / 381x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)13,909 / 6309.02
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.03
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)78.40 / 7.29
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)11.93 / 1.11
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)992 / 92.19
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)992 / 92.19
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume242.51
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1909
Same as above plus superheater percentage1909
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area12,544
Power L13970
Power MT468.88

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