The 7-mile N & SS served the Cleveland, Ohio terminal area as a belt line. US Steel wholly owned the line, which opened in 1904. This Consolidation showed up a year later and after 30 years of undoubtedly rugged duty, was scrapped in 1935.
Also known as the South Shore Belt Line, the N&SS served industrial sites in the Cleveland area. Only seven main-line miles long, it was completed in 1904 as a wholly owned railroad of the US Steel Corporation. Its railbed bore heavy 90 lb/yard (45 kg/metre) rail and presented N&SS trains with 2 miles of 1% grades and 2 miles of 1.15% grade.
A photo of #31 published on the Cleveland Memory website (http://www.clevelandmemory.org/SpecColl/nssbk/nss065.html, visited 18 February 2003) shows a stubby, big-boilered Mogul that looks like a switcher with a leading truck. But it had a superheater and big-time 12" (305 mm) diameter piston valves and outside radial valve gear.
The N&SS sold 31 to locomotive rebuilder and reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive in 1936, which sold it to Youngstown Sheet & Tube. Apparently, YS & T soon sold it to the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern because it appears in the 1938 edition of that railroad's diagram book.
32 went to American Sheet & Tinplate in the same year. The N&SS was the first Ohio railroad to retire all of its steam locomotives, accomplishing that turnover in 1947. 33 was part of that changeover, being retired in 1946.
In 1951, the Bessemer & Lake Erie took over ownership. Declining business culminated in the closure of the Cuyahoga Steel Works in 1984 with abandonment of the line coming 2 years later. (Information from Encyclopedia of Cleveland History website http://ech.cwru.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=NSSR, visited 18 February 2003)
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Newburgh & South Shore||Newburgh & South Shore|
|Number in Class||1||3|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co||Baldwin|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft)||11.17||11.50|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft)||19.33||20|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.58||0.57|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)||50.45|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs)||133,000||163,800|
|Engine Weight (lbs)||149,000||185,500|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)||70,000||99,500|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)||219,000||285,000|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals)||3500||5000|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)||12|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)||74||91|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in)||52||52|
|Boiler Pressure (psi)||190||180|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)||20" x 26"||23" x 26"|
|Tractive Effort (lbs)||32,300||40,469|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.12||4.05|
|Firebox Area (sq ft)||178||190|
|Grate Area (sq ft)||24.70||50|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)||1831||2256|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft)||494|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)||1831||2750|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||193.68||180.44|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||4693||9000|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||4693||10,620|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||33,820||40,356|