Central Railroad of Pennsylvania 4-8-0 "Mastodon" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 4 (Locobase 11137)

Data from Schenectady Locomotive Works, Illustrated Catalogue of Simple and Compound Locomotives (Philadelphia: J B Lippincott, 1897), pp. 113-117.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class4
Locobase ID11,137
RailroadCentral Railroad of Pennsylvania
CountryUSA
Whyte4-8-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers4
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderSchenectady
Year1893
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)14.92
Engine Wheelbase (ft)24.92
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.60
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)48.92
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)111,700
Engine Weight (lbs)135,700
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)
Tender Water Capacity (gals)3550
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)47
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)57
Boiler Pressure (psi)160
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)20" x 26"
Tractive Effort (lbs)24,814
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.50
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)147.50
Grate Area (sq ft)31.30
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1947
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1947
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume205.95
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5008
Same as above plus superheater percentage5008
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area23,600
Power L14316
Power MT340.74


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