Indiana, Illinois & Iowa 4-6-0 "Ten-Wheeler" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class I-5 / F-40 (Locobase 12585)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 24, p. 142. Works numbers were 19916-19919 in December 1901; 20110-20112 in February 1902; 20231 in March; and 20259-20260.

Not surprisingly, this 151.8-mile line was nicknamed the "3I Route". It also was known as the Kankakee [river] Belt Line. It was built from Streator, Ill to North Judson, Ill in the 1881. It was later extended to South Bend, Ind.

In 1906, the Chicago, Indiana & Southern Railroad Company was incorporated under the laws of Indiana and Illinois on April 9, 1906, as a consolidation of the Indiana, Illinois & Iowa Railroad, the Indiana Harbor Railroad and the Danville & Indiana Harbor Railroad Companies.

In November 1923, the 5282, 5287, and 5289-5290 were sold to the Saint Louis & Hannibal Railway.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassI-5 / F-40
Locobase ID12,585
RailroadIndiana, Illinois & Iowa
Number in Class10
Road Numbers50-59 / 5280-5289 /
Number Built10
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)12.92 / 3.94
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)25.42 / 7.75
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.51
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)130,000 / 58,967
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)170,000 / 77,111
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)110,000 / 49,895
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)280,000 / 127,006
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)5500 / 20.83
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)72 / 36
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)62 / 1575
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)200 / 13.80
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)20" x 28" / 508x711
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)30,710 / 13929.84
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.23
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)169 / 15.71
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)46.50 / 4.32
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2903 / 269.80
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2903 / 269.80
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume285.14
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation9300
Same as above plus superheater percentage9300
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area33,800
Power L17608
Power MT387.06

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