Boyne City & South Eastern 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 6 (Locobase 12653)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 25, p. 208. See also Rail Georgia's history and maps of the Shearwood Railway at, last accessed 28 January 2017 and "Josh", "J.C. Penney Had a Farm", Florida Memory blog entry for 2 February 2015, last accessed 28 January 2017 and Phillip Alton Werndli, JC Penney and the Development of Penney Farms, Florida (1924-1934), Master's Thesis, University of Florida, 1974, archived at . Works number was 21607 in February 1903.

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..

Class 7 (Locobase 11483)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1903, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 26, p. 206. Works number was 23191 in November 1903.

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.

Class 8 (Locobase 11484)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1903, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 26, p. 208. Works number was 24850 in December 1904.

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
Locobase ID12,653 11,483 11,484
RailroadBoyne City & South EasternBoyne City & South EasternBoyne City & South Eastern
Number in Class111
Road Numbers678
Number Built111
BuilderBurnham, Williams & CoBurnham, Williams & CoBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephensonStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)14.5013.1715
Engine Wheelbase (ft)21.8320.5022.67
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)71,00057,50086,000
Engine Weight (lbs)84,00070,000104,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)64,00064,00064,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)148,000134,000168,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)300030003000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)393248
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)484848
Boiler Pressure (psi)160160180
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)16" x 24"15" x 24"17" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)17,40815,30022,109
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.08 3.76 3.89
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)8980.50125.10
Grate Area (sq ft)15.4013.3017
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)9607571256
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)9607571256
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume171.89154.21199.21
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation246421283060
Same as above plus superheater percentage246421283060
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area14,24012,88022,518
Power L1322030244297
Power MT299.95347.83330.46

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