Wade, Clower & Wade 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 654 (Locobase 13900)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 41, p. 46. Works number was 37912 in June 1912.

WC & W bought this Mogul to help them in their general railroad construction business. In 1918, the contractor sold the 654 to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment. SI & E sold the engine in April 1919 to Poinsett Lumber & Manufacturing Company of Trueman, Ark, which gave the engine road number 5.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class654
Locobase ID13,900
RailroadWade, Clower & Wade
CountryUSA
Whyte2-6-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers654
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1912
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)12
Engine Wheelbase (ft)20.25
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.59
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)46.50
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)105,000
Engine Weight (lbs)122,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)80,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)202,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)4000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)6
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)58
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)44
Boiler Pressure (psi)170
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)18" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)25,537
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.11
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)148
Grate Area (sq ft)22.70
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1618
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1618
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume228.90
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3859
Same as above plus superheater percentage3859
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area25,160
Power L14159
Power MT261.97


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