Hancock & Calumet / Houston County 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 5 (Locobase 12955)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 28, p 292. Works numbers were 28383-28384 in June 1906.

Louisiana & Texas Lumber Company had opened the Eastern Texas as part of its efforts to exploit the timber acreage near Lufkin, Tex. Its main line connected Lufkin with Kennard, which had one of the largest pine sawmills around. Almost before they were delivered, the Moguls in this order went to the Houston County. Ultimately, the 5 reverted to its L & TL ownership and was sold to Peavey Byrnes Lumber. 6 took the same route, but was sold to Walker Lumber instead.

Class Delaware (Locobase 12004)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 17, p. 152. Works number was 12335 in October 1891.

The H & C was a Michigan Mineral Range railroad that operated as a rival to the Mineral Range RR. The H & C sold this Mogul in 1901 to the Ashland, Siskowit & Iron River logging road in Wisconsin. Two years later the AS & IR sold the 8 to the Missouri Southern. It ended its days after a 1910 sale by working for the Gibara y Hoquin in Cuba.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12,955 12,004
RailroadHouston CountyHancock & Calumet
Number in Class21
Road Numbers5-68
Number Built21
BuilderBurnham, Williams & CoBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)1111.75
Engine Wheelbase (ft)1918.58
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.58 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)71,00063,000
Engine Weight (lbs)82,00073,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)70,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)152,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)35002000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)3935
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)5044
Boiler Pressure (psi)180130
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)15" x 24"16" x 22"
Tractive Effort (lbs)16,52414,144
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.30 4.45
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)9089
Grate Area (sq ft)16.5014.20
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)10401076
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)10401076
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume211.87210.17
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation29701846
Same as above plus superheater percentage29701846
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area16,20011,570
Power L145532832
Power MT424.13297.31

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