Kentwood & Eastern 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 10 (Locobase 14102)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 29, p. 275. Works number was 30198 in April 1907.

Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company's K & E had a standard-gauge section that included 3 miles of trackage rights over the B-S and 23 miles more built in 1906 from Bolivar Junction to Foley on 56 lb/yard (28 kg/metre) rail on a level profile.

This Mogul had a varied career after the K & E pulled up its tracks in 1922. It went off to Philip A Ryan Lumber as their #3. Ryan operated the 3 for more than a decade before selling it to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. The BR&L found a buyer in the Alabama Central in September 1936, but the AC sold the 3 to Lufkin Land & Lumber Company of Lufkin, Tex as their 2.

Finally, the LLLC sold the 2 to the Reader Railroad tourist line of Reader, Ark

Class 28 (Locobase 14101)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 47, p. 234. See also the Mississippi Rails account of this road at and the TapLine case summary at Works number was 39697 in April 1913.

The K & E had a 17-mile (27 km) standard-gauge road owned by the Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company that served two mills in Kentwood, Louisiana The narrow-gauge portion, which was headed at Bolivar Junction, ran "uphill and down dale" (according to TapLines) about 25 miles eastward to Hackley.

The Mogul was delivered with a straight stack but soon refitted with a broad, funnel-shaped, spark-arresting stack.

After 5 years on the K & E, the 28 moved on to the Eastern Tennessee & Western North Carolina in September 1918. In December 1919, the 28 transferred from the Tweetsie to the Linville River, on which it operated until it was scrapped in February 1940.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID14,102 14,101
RailroadKentwood & EasternKentwood & Eastern
Number in Class11
Road Numbers1028
Number Built11
BuilderBurnham, Williams & CoBaldwin
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)1311
Engine Wheelbase (ft)21.0817.83
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.62 0.62
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)42.29
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)80,00064,000
Engine Weight (lbs)94,00074,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)50,00060,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)144,000134,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)25003000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)6
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)4436
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)5044
Boiler Pressure (psi)180160
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)16" x 24"16" x 20"
Tractive Effort (lbs)18,80115,825
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.26 4.04
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)100.5091
Grate Area (sq ft)20.3013
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1279919
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1279919
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume229.00197.46
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation36542080
Same as above plus superheater percentage36542080
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area18,09014,560
Power L147853464
Power MT395.59357.98

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