Washington, Brandywine & Point Lookout 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 5 (Locobase 15320)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Vol 73, pp. 374. See also Paul C Leibe, "Trains once rolled regularly through St Mary's", 27 December 2006 archive by SoMdNews.com at http://ww2.somdnews.com/stories/122706/entefea164352_32097.shtml . and"Washington, Brandywine and Point Lookout

Railroad" at http://www.mdmiles.com/Washington+Brandywine+and+Point+Lookout+Railroad.pdf Works number was 58005 in September 1924.

Based in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, the WP&LP was only the latest incarnation of this railroad, which was originally chartered as the Southern Maryland Railroad in 1869. The two citations above give the details of the complicated history of the railroad, which gained its name in 1917. At the time, the line was on the verge of abandonment, but local farmers combined to buy the line.

It was during this period that the WB&LP bought this small Mogul. After about fifteen years in service, the 5 was sold to the Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington in August 1938, where it operated until it scrapped in 1949.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class5
Locobase ID15,320
RailroadWashington, Brandywine & Point Lookout
CountryUSA
Whyte2-6-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers5
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1924
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft) 9.50
Engine Wheelbase (ft)16.83
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.56
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)43.06
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)66,000
Engine Weight (lbs)79,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)70,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)149,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)3500
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)37
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)42
Boiler Pressure (psi)180
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)15" x 20"
Tractive Effort (lbs)16,393
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.03
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)88
Grate Area (sq ft)15.90
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1005
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1005
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume245.68
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2862
Same as above plus superheater percentage2862
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15,840
Power L14451
Power MT446.03


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