Savannah & Southern 4-6-0 "Ten-Wheeler" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 105 (Locobase 14681)

Data from DeGolyer, Volume 62, pp. 97. See also Georgia Rails's description of the S&S at . Works number was 51974 in June 1919.

Because the S&S used 30 lb/yard (15 kg/metre) rails, its locomotives had to run small and light. The railway was intended to connect Savannah to the Altamaha river about 50 miles (80 km) away. Its actual northeastern end was at Norden (between Pembroke and Ellabell), from which it headed southwest to Glenville, 32 miles (51.5 km) away.

The 105 was the fifth locomotive and the only one bought new. The S&S folded in 1923, whereupon the 105 traveled across Glennville to the Collins & Glennville (formerly the Collins & Ludowici), which had its southeastern terminus in that town and ran 23 miles to the northwest.

Sold to locomotive recycler Luria Brothers and then to recycler/reseller Georgia Car & Locomotive, the 105 found its final home in February 1942 on the Hampton & Branchville in Miley, South Carolina.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID14,681
RailroadSavannah & Southern
Number in Class1
Road Numbers105
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 9.17 / 2.80
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)18.50 / 5.64
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.50
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)42.67 / 13.01
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)59,000 / 26,762
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)82,000 / 37,195
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)50,000 / 22,680
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)132,000 / 59,875
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2500 / 9.47
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / ML/MT)5 / 4.50
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)33 / 16.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)50 / 1270
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)14" x 22" / 356x559
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)13,195 / 5985.16
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.47
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)67 / 6.22
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)15.30 / 1.42
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)856 / 79.52
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)856 / 79.52
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume218.38
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2754
Same as above plus superheater percentage2754
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area12,060
Power L14558
Power MT510.95

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