Westmoreland Lumber Company / Woodworth & Louisiana Central 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 5 (Locobase 13606)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 34, p. 282. Works number was 34342 in February 1910.

Westmoreland had already taken ownership of its #4, an identical Mogul originally sold to Charleston Lumber and later owned by Westmoreland . It obviously was the right size because the 5 was a younger sister in every respect.

After it was sold to Hilton-Dodge, that company went bankrupt in 1916 and the 5 later worked for Savannah Lumber Company.


Class 7 (Locobase 14036)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University , Volume 45, p. 14. Works number was 40787 in October 1913.

A wood-burner operating in Louisiana, this Mogul was purchased by W & LC parent Rapides Lumber Company. It operated on the railway's 18-mile narrow-gauge branch, which ran from the Rapides mill to the spur tracks that wound out of the timber stands themselves.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class57
Locobase ID13,606 14,036
RailroadWestmoreland Lumber CompanyWoodworth & Louisiana Central
CountryUSAUSA
Whyte2-6-02-6-0
Number in Class11
Road Numbers57
GaugeStd3'
Number Built11
BuilderBaldwinBaldwin
Year19101913
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)1210
Engine Wheelbase (ft)18.8316.67
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.64 0.60
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)41.1239.48
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)50,00060,000
Engine Weight (lbs)62,00070,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)50,00040,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)112,000110,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)25002000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)2833
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)4242
Boiler Pressure (psi)160175
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)13" x 20"15" x 20"
Tractive Effort (lbs)10,94515,938
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.57 3.76
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)7278
Grate Area (sq ft)11.7013
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)608777
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)608777
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume197.88189.95
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation18722275
Same as above plus superheater percentage18722275
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11,52013,650
Power L135293495
Power MT466.81385.26


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