Bakersfield & Ventura 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 12913)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 28, p. 218. Works number was 27285 in January 1906.

Even as the #1 was rolling off Baldwin's production line, the B & V Railway headed into receivership. Sold in December 1906, it reappeared as the Bakersfield & Vantura Railroad in 1908 and was reorganized in 1911 as the Ventura County Railway.

In service through at least 1939, the engine was scrapped in June 1948.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12,913
RailroadBakersfield & Ventura
Number in Class1
Road Numbers1
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)14.50
Engine Wheelbase (ft)21.83
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.66
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)76,000
Engine Weight (lbs)96,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)50,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)146,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)2500
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)700
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)42
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)46
Boiler Pressure (psi)160
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)16" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)18,165
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.18
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)72
Grate Area (sq ft)15.40
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)943
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)943
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume168.84
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2464
Same as above plus superheater percentage2464
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11,520
Power L12862
Power MT249.06

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