Vermont Central 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class D (Locobase 15844)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 15, p. 216. Works numbers were 10639, 10642, 10648-10649, 10653 in February 1890; 10914, 10916-10917, 10924-10925 in May.

This slightly enlarged version of the Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain Moguls shown in Locobase11881 were bought by the Central Vermont and assigned to its O&LC division. So the cabs of these engines were numbered differently from the tenders.

Out of the nine in the class, five remained with the CV throughout their forty-year careers and are shown in this entry. Originally numbered 95, 97, 98, 94, and 96, these were renumbered 324, 326, 327, 323, and 325 in 1900.

The other four would serve on the Rutland before ending their days on the New York Central & Hudson River as E-17s. See Locobase 15845 for the differences that resulted from a new boiler later in their careers.

Class Pacific / E-1 / Ex (Locobase 14555)

Data from Dimensions and Classifications of Locomotives of the NYC&HR et al, September 1905, p. 331. See also DeGolyer, Vol 5, p. 179. Works number was 2454 in May 1871.

While this Mogul was delivered to the VC (a predecessor of the Central Vermont), it was soon sold to the Rutland & Burlington. The R&B, the first incarnation of the Rutland Railroad, renamed the engine America and numbered it 38. The Rutland leased the 38 to the Central Vermont in 1891 as their 228 and later 24.

Renumbered 370 and designated E-1, the 370 came under New York Central control in 1904 and was renumbered 1879 and redesignated Ex. As such, it was scrapped in June 1909.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassDPacific / E-1 / Ex
Locobase ID15,844 14,555
RailroadVermont CentralVermont Central
Number in Class51
Road Numbers 95, 97, 98, 94, 96/324, 326, 327, 323, 32581 / 38 / 224 / 370 / 1879
Number Built51
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & CoM. Baird & Co
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)15.2514.50
Engine Wheelbase (ft)23.3321.75
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65 0.67
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)44.50
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)86,00062,100
Engine Weight (lbs)100,00074,300
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)55,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)129,300
Tender Water Capacity (gals)30002100
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)7
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)4835
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)5757
Boiler Pressure (psi)130125
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)19" x 26"17" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)18,19612,929
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.73 4.80
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)130.28100
Grate Area (sq ft)17.1014.16
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1601995
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1601995
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume187.64157.81
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation22231770
Same as above plus superheater percentage22231770
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area16,93612,500
Power L132602816
Power MT250.71299.91

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