Builder info from B.Rumary, 25 Kingscombe, Gurney Slade, Radstock, BA3 4TH, ENGLAND and Jeremy Lambert as supplied by Allen Stanley in March 2004. Works #3167-3181, produced in March 1899, 3331-3320 in October 1899, 3540-3554 in May 1900, 3820 in April 1901, 3957-3966 in September 1901.
Original 426-429 were later renumbered 441-444.
Original 441-444 were renumbered 451-454
Original 451-454 were renumbered 466-469
Original 466 was renumbered 480.
Original 467-469 were renumbered 477-479.
Locobase doesn't understand any of this ...
This camelback featured a wide Wooten firebox (123" long by 97" wide) for burning fine anthracite coal that was stoked by two firemen. Rumary-Lambert indicate that the first 15 later received 20" x 32" cylinders,
The design was delivered with slide valves driven by inside Stephenson gear; drive was on the second coupled axle.
As rare in American service as was the Twelve-wheeler, the 4-8-0s in this large stud obviously suited the CNJ's hilly profile and anthracite fuel quite well. The first reports said that the K-1s were handling 3,000 tons over "a somewhat undulating division". When new steel 50-ton cars (presumably presenting less resistance) were delivered, the railroad expected to haul 4,000 tons.
Later photographs indicate that this class was rebuilt with 11" piston valves and Baker valve gear and almost all of the class was superheated. (See Locobase 6724).
About half were scrapped before World War II, while the other half served into the late 1940s.
The CNJ was sufficiently pleased with its large stud of Twelve-wheelers (See Locobase 1222) to take the considerable trouble of superheating the boiler on the great majority of those still in service. Compared to the original Brooks specs as spelled out in the 1899 catalogue, the modified boiler supplied a useful increase in power. Although some sources say the retrofit included Walschaert valve gear, the 1944 book shows Baker gear instead. All were refitted with 11" (279 mm) piston valves.
Most of the engines were rebuilt between 1921 and 1924. Many were sold in the 1930s, but a significant number served the CNJ throughout World War Two. Those still in service were redesignated TW-40. Withdrawals followed quickly in 1945-1947 with one engine, 465, sold for scrap in November 1948.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Class||K-1||K-1as / TW40 - superheated|
|Railroad||Central RR of New Jersey||Central RR of New Jersey|
|Number in Class||50||45|
|Road Numbers||426-475 / 430-480||431 etc.|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.58||0.58|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||53'||53.90'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||159000 lbs||167000 lbs|
|Engine Weight||201000 lbs||217000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||138600 lbs||141800 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||339600 lbs||358800 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||7000 gals||7000 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||12.5 tons||16 tons|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||66 lb/yard||70 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||200 psi||200 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||21" x 32"||20" x 32"|
|Tractive Effort||43619 lbs||39564 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||3.65||4.22|
|Firebox Area||218 sq. ft||201.30 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||82.40 sq. ft||81.63 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||2950 sq. ft||2414 sq. ft|
|Superheating Surface||474 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||2950 sq. ft||2888 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||229.96||207.47|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||16480||16326|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||16480||18938|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||43600||46702|