Described by the website as "...the flagship of the plantation fleet ...a majestic little 2-6-0 with full size tender, weighing twenty-six tons. this little engine proudly carried a brass eagle just below its headlight."
4 was delivered to the Reserve Plantation and operated for almost 5 decades before it was wrecked in 1955. It was scrapped in 1956.
The 1914 ICC opinion on this short line's operations rejected the appearance of an "entire absence of any community of interest between the tap line and any lumber company." Their conclusion about the 17.6 mile line between Parma (later Gould) and Star City, Ark indicated instead that "the facts appearing of record and disclosed by our own investigations by no means confirm any such assertion." In other words, differences in rates between those paid by the mill owned by Muse and higher rates paid by other independent mills were not accidental.
In the same year, the GSW was in receivership, but still managed to buy this small Mogul. In 1920. the line was reorganized as the Arkansas Railroad, of which it assumed control in June 1921.
A few years later, locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment bought the 6 and sold it in January 1927 to Brownlee Lowry Company of Potters in Dallas County, Ala. The lumber company was coliquidated in 1930.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Godchaux Sugar||Gould Southwestern|
|Number in Class||1||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co||Baldwin|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft)||8.50||10.33|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft)||14.75||16.50|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.58||0.63|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)||38.12|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs)||42,000|
|Engine Weight (lbs)||46,215||52,000|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)||44,000|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)||96,000|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals)||1400||2000|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)||400||6|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)||23|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in)||37||42|
|Boiler Pressure (psi)||160||160|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)||11" x 18"||13" x 18"|
|Tractive Effort (lbs)||8006||9850|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.26|
|Firebox Area (sq ft)||47.40||57|
|Grate Area (sq ft)||9.40||10.70|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)||465||477|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft)|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)||465||477|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||234.87||172.50|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||1504||1712|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||1504||1712|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||7584||9120|