Galveston, Houston & Henderson 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 85 (Locobase 11491)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1903, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 26, p. 279. Works number was 23927 in March 1904.

A middle-of-the-pack Mogul for this Texas railroad. For a description of the railroad, see Locobase 10779.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID11,491
RailroadGalveston, Houston & Henderson
Number in Class1
Road Numbers85
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)14
Engine Wheelbase (ft)21.83
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)50
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)113,000
Engine Weight (lbs)131,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)100,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)231,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)5000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)2100
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)63
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)62
Boiler Pressure (psi)200
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)19" x 26"
Tractive Effort (lbs)25,736
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.39
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)143
Grate Area (sq ft)27.70
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1815
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1815
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume212.73
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5540
Same as above plus superheater percentage5540
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area28,600
Power L16128
Power MT358.67

If you have any railroad data such as diagram books, rail station plans or anything else that you would be willing to share, please contact us.