This was a small Mogul for the standard gauge, but was in fact relatively large on the BC&SE. It served the Boyne City and its successor Boyne City, Gaylord & Alpena until the mid-1920s.
The 6 was sold to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive in 1923, who found a buyer in Shearwood Railway of Egypt, Ga, which gave it road number 51. The Shearwood, which opened in 1912, ran southwest from Egypt to Hagan in Bulloch county, 38 miles (61 km) distant. Its purpose was to link the Central of Georgia at Egypt to the Seaboard Air Line at Hagan.
The Shearwood sold the 51 to Southern Iron & Equipment in 1926, who sold it to J C Penney's location in Penney Farms, Fla as their "Gwinn" (road 101). Penney Farms was a planned agricultural community located northeast of Gainesville and south of Jacksonville that opened in 1924..
Having already purchased one Mogul from Baldwin earlier in the year, the BC&SE feel comfortable adding a second. This was a small engine that had a light axle loading that patrolled the 7.2 miles of line between Boyne City on Lake Michigan and Boyne Falls, where it met the Grand Rapids & Indiana.
Retaining its number when the BC&SE was enlarged into the Boyne City, Gaylord & Alpena, the 7 was sold in 1920 to the F C Fuller Company of Grand Rapids, Mich. Four years later, F C Fuller sold the engine to the Flanagan & Newkirk Lumber Company (Newkirk, Mich) in July 1924.
As the BC & SE lumber line expanded, it decided its two Moguls (see Locobase 11483 for #7) were both too small and not quite numerous enough to handed the expanded line that now stretched from Boyne City (Michigan) up through Gaylord and approaching Alpena. So it bought this considerably larger 2-6-0, which still ranked as one of the smallest standard-gauge 2-6-0s to be delivered during that period.
This engine stayed on the line through the BCG & A's heyday and its 1935 shrinkage back to its original 7.2 miles of track between Boyne City and Boyne Falls.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Boyne City & South Eastern||Boyne City & South Eastern||Boyne City & South Eastern|
|Number in Class||1||1||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co||Burnham, Williams & Co||Burnham, Williams & Co|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft)||14.50||13.17||15|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft)||21.83||20.50||22.67|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.66||0.64||0.66|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)||43.50|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs)||71,000||57,500||86,000|
|Engine Weight (lbs)||84,000||70,000||104,000|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)||64,000||64,000||64,000|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)||148,000||134,000||168,000|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals)||3000||3000||3000|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)||39||32||48|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in)||48||48||48|
|Boiler Pressure (psi)||160||160||180|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)||16" x 24"||15" x 24"||17" x 24"|
|Tractive Effort (lbs)||17,408||15,300||22,109|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.08||3.76||3.89|
|Firebox Area (sq ft)||89||80.50||125.10|
|Grate Area (sq ft)||15.40||13.30||17|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)||960||757||1256|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft)|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)||960||757||1256|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||171.89||154.21||199.21|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2464||2128||3060|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2464||2128||3060|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||14,240||12,880||22,518|