Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain / Rutland 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 14 / E-5 / E-15 (Locobase 14553)

Data from DeGolyer, Vol 13, p. 160. See also Dimensions and Classifications of Locomotives of the NYC&HR et al, September 1905, p. 329.Works numbers were 8309-8310 in December 1886.

When Locobase compared the data from the NYC diagram and the Baldwin specifications, it seemed clear to him that the compiler of the 1905 book had conflated two Mogul classes. The data are in fact those of later Baldwins built for the O&LC in 1890 while the builders' list is for the 1886 Baldwins described in this entry. Perhaps adding to the confusion was the designation change for this class to E-15 when the New York Central took them into their roster.

NB: The firebox heating surface area is an estimate based on the very similar dimensions of the Central Vermont locomotives built by Baldwin soon after the O&LCs and shown in Locobase 11881. Adding that figure to the calculated tube heating surface results in the evaporative heating surface estimate shown in this entry. Both heating surface values are likely to be very close to actual figures.


Class 239 / E-14 (Locobase 14552)

Data from Dimensions and Classifications of Locomotives of the NYC&HR et al, September 1905, p. 329-330. Works numbers were 5009-5010 in 1899, 5405, 5404, 5406-5407 in 1900.


Class 329 / 398 /E-16 (Locobase 14554)

Data from Dimensions and Classifications of Locomotives of the NYC&HR et al, September 1905, p. 328. Works numbers were 1584-1585 in 1885.


Class D (Locobase 11646)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 15, p. 216. Works numbers were 10638 in February 1890; 10914, 10916-10917 in May.

When delivered, this class of Moguls had one of the largest boilers then being fitted to 2-6-0s in the US to supply relatively large cylinders (most of the others had 24" strokes), but grates of less than average size in a deep firebox. They followed seven Moguls with smaller boilers (fewer tubes of the same length) described in Locobase 11881, but similar dimensions otherwise.

The three May 1890 locomotives in this class of Moguls (road numbers 320, 322-323) were delivered to the Central Vermont's New York subsidiary Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain. Just over a decade later in 1901, the three were taken into the Rutland as their E-17 class 394, 396-397.


Class D (Locobase 16015)

Data from Excel spreadsheet prepared and emailed by Chris Hohl on 18 February 2015 (Chris's reference is http://middarchive.middlebury.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/vtbookspamp/id/19372/show/19340, a 1925 Rutland diagram book archived at Middlebury University's Vermont Books and Pamphlets digital collection.

When these relatively powerful Moguls were first delivered to the Central Vermont's Ogdensburg & St Lawrence subsidiary in 1890, their boilers were pressed to 130 psi. As Hohl observed in his email, at some later date, the New York Central replaced their boilers with ones set at 160 psi. Tube length apparently increased slightly (though this may also reflect a slightly different way to measure it), weight rose. The new boiler pressure significantly raised tractive effort. Hohl also estimates the tender's loaded weight to have been 80,000 lb (32,287 kg)..

After the Rutland regained its independence in 1912, the class served into the 1920s.

154 (ex-1896, ex-396) was retired in March 1921, 152 and 155 (ex-1894-1895 and ,-393-394) followed in July 1923. 318 (ex-1897, ex-318) was retired in July 1927


Class Economy / E-13 (Locobase 14551)

Data from Dimensions and Classifications of Locomotives of the NYC&HR et al, September 1905, p. 328. Works numbers were 456-457 in 1882. The two engines were delivered on 20 June and 18 July, respectively.

In addition to their road numbers, these locomotives also had quality names reflecting, one supposes, either the ideal characteristics of a locomotive or the likely benefits from spending one's leisure time in upper New York State.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class14 / E-5 / E-15239 / E-14329 / 398 /E-16DD
Locobase ID14,553 14,552 14,554 11,646 16,015
RailroadOgdensburg & Lake Champlain (Rutland)Rutland (Rutland)Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain (Rutland)Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain (Rutland)Rutland
CountryUSAUSAUSAUSAUSA
Whyte2-6-02-6-02-6-02-6-02-6-0
Number in Class26294
Road Numbers14, 21/ 1892-1893239-240, 245-248/386-90/1886-91329-330/398-399/1898-1899318, 320, 322-23/393-94, 96-97/153, 152, 154-155,393-394, 396-397/1894-1897/153, 152, 154-155
GaugeStdStdStdStdStd
Number Built26294
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & CoSchenectadyRhode IslandBurnham, Parry, Williams & CoRutland
Year18861899188518901902
Valve GearStephensonStephensonStephensonStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)1516.2514.9215.2515.25
Engine Wheelbase (ft)22.5823.0822.5823.3323.33
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.66 0.70 0.66 0.65 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)46.7542.2546.54
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)78,000103,00083,70086,00091,700
Engine Weight (lbs)94,000121,000100,700100,000110,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)90,00066,100
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)211,000166,800
Tender Water Capacity (gals)30004000300030003500
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)988
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)4357474851
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)5757585757
Boiler Pressure (psi)135180140130160
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)19" x 24"19" x 26"19" x 24"19" x 26"19" x 26"
Tractive Effort (lbs)17,44225,19417,77618,19622,395
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.47 4.09 4.71 4.73 4.09
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)105165139130.28127
Grate Area (sq ft)17.1018.18181717.11
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)13431820118416011621
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)13431820118416011621
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume170.52213.31150.33187.64189.99
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation23093272252022102738
Same as above plus superheater percentage23093272252022102738
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area14,17529,70019,46016,93620,320
Power L130425301322932604019
Power MT257.94340.39255.15250.71289.87

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassEconomy / E-13
Locobase ID14,551
RailroadOgdensburg & Lake Champlain (Rutland)
CountryUSA
Whyte2-6-0
Number in Class2
Road Numbers17, 19/317, 319/1882-1883
GaugeStd
Number Built2
BuilderPortland
Year1882
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)15
Engine Wheelbase (ft)22.25
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.67
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)41.58
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)65,800
Engine Weight (lbs)82,300
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)59,500
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)141,800
Tender Water Capacity (gals)2600
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)8
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)37
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)58
Boiler Pressure (psi)135
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)18" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)15,384
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.28
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)107
Grate Area (sq ft)15.23
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1072
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1072
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume151.66
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2056
Same as above plus superheater percentage2056
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area14,445
Power L12967
Power MT298.23

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