Desloge Consolidated Lead Company 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 16 (Locobase 13702)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 36, pp. 67. See also Bill Earngey, Missouri Roadsides: A Traveler's Companion (Columbia, MO: U of Missouri Press, 1995), p. 76. Works number was 35565 in October 1910.

After suffering a disastrous fire in 1887 at its St Francois County mill, the Desloge company merged with the St Joseph Lead Company of Bonne Terre and, in 1890, the Mine A Joe Company and the St Francois Lead Mining Company. Their headquarters was in Slab Town, which lay to the west of the St Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern; Slab Town would be renamed Desloge by 1912.

This Mogul had the slope-backed tender that usually meant switching operations and appears to have operated its entire career for Desloge.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13,702
RailroadDesloge Consolidated Lead Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers16
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)11
Engine Wheelbase (ft)18.25
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.60
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)108,000
Engine Weight (lbs)119,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)80,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)199,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)4000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)6
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)60
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)50
Boiler Pressure (psi)180
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)19" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)26,512
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.07
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)140.70
Grate Area (sq ft)22.20
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1630
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1630
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume206.96
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3996
Same as above plus superheater percentage3996
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area25,326
Power L14444
Power MT272.15