Cincinnati, Flemingsburg & Southeastern 4-6-0 "Ten-Wheeler" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 9 (Locobase 14108)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Vol 47, p. 252. See also . Works number was 40009 in June 1913.

Several grand plans and false starts afflicted this Kentucky line over its troubled history. The road that would become the CF&SE emerged from reorganization in 1891 as the narrow-gauge Covington, Flemingsburg & Ashland. Another reorganization in 1905 resulted in the CF&SE. After a bridge collapse on the 11-mile Hillsboro-Flemingsburg section killed 3 passengers and injured 20 in 1907, the railroad abandoned all but 6 miles between Flemingsburg and Flemingsburg Junction (with the L&N), Ky and widened that track to standard gauge in 1909. Rail weight was 58.25 lb/yard (29 kg/metre).

Four years later, the CF&SE ordered the small Ten-wheeler that was given the number 9. The 9 operated on the 6-mile line for the CF&SE and its 1920 successor Flemingsbug & Northern until it was scrapped in 1937.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID14,108
RailroadCincinnati, Flemingsburg & Southeastern
Number in Class1
Road Numbers9
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)12.50 / 3.81
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)22.65 / 6.90
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.55
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)48.15 / 14.02
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)66,500 / 30,164
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)91,500 / 41,504
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)60,000 / 27,216
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)151,500 / 68,720
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)3000 / 11.36
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)4
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)37 / 18.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)54 / 1372
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 24" / 381x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)15,300 / 6939.97
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.35
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)79.20 / 7.36
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)14.30 / 1.33
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)934 / 86.77
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)934 / 86.77
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume190.27
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2574
Same as above plus superheater percentage2574
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area14,256
Power L14389
Power MT436.51

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