Louisville & Wadley 4-6-0 "Ten-Wheeler" Locomotives in the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 6 (Locobase 13697)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works datacard as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 36, p.13 . Works numbers were 35542 in November 1910.

Opened in 1872 and owned by the Central of Georgia since 1898, the L & W was a 10-mile short line connecting the two Georgia towns. This little Ten-wheeler differed from most of the other Baldwins of similar size in using Walschaert outside radial valve gear.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class6
Locobase ID13,697
RailroadLouisville & Wadley
CountryUSA
Whyte4-6-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers110
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1911
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)12.83 / 3.91
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)22.98 / 7
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.56
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)45.33 / 13.82
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)72,000 / 32,659
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)95,000 / 43,091
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)57,000 / 25,855
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)152,000 / 68,946
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)3000 / 11.36
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)40 / 20
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)56 / 1422
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16" x 24" / 406x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)16,786 / 7614.01
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.29
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)90 / 8.36
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)15.50 / 1.44
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1222 / 113.53
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1222 / 113.53
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume218.80
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2790
Same as above plus superheater percentage2790
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area16,200
Power L15029
Power MT461.96

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