Atlanta & West Point / Georgia Railroad 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class B (Locobase 7318)

Data from A & WP-WRA 10 - 1945 locomotive diagrams supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection. Works number was 50957 in April 1912.

The only Mogul on the West Point Route was this one, used for freight transfer and switching in the Atlanta area.

Class B (Locobase 7900)

Data from GA Steam Locomotive Diagrams supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection; see also DeGolyer, Volume 26, pp. 120. Works numbers were 22873-22874 (road numbers 71-72) in September 1903, 23044-23045 (70, 73) in October, and 23634, 23656 (74-75) in January 1904.

The 1902 Baldwins shown in Locobase 12603 set the tone for this sextet of Moguls in the length of boiler tubes, approximately equal grate area. But the firebox had more area and the boiler more tubes, and the cylinders more volume. The class ran for decades unchanged - saturated boiler, medium-sized drivers, slide valves with a maximum travel of 5 1/2" (140 mm).

The driving axles were widely spaced with the firebox and the boiler riding above them. The later Georgia Railroad diagram showed an adhesion weight of 123,450 lb (59,996 kg), riding evenly with 41,150 lb (18,665 kg) loading each of the three axles, and the working engine weight reached 140,450 lb (63,707 kg).

Four of the six in the class were scrapped in 1935. 454-455 remained in service through World War II, then were scrapped in 1949.

Class B (Locobase 12603)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 24, p.200. Works numbers were 20050-20051 in February 1902.

This trio of Moguls continued the basic design of the 1900 Baldwins described in Locobase 12214. Boiler capacity increased with the introduction of 12 1/2 tubes. The firebox saw significant revisions that resulted in a longer, wider, and much shallower furnace with a 50% increase in grate area, but less direct heating surface. The long wheelbase of the earlier GRR 2-6-0s continued in this trio.

All three engines served the GRR until their retirements. 424 was scrapped first in 1923, 423 followed in 1929, and 425 completed the withdrawal with its scrapping in 1935.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID7318 7900 12,603
RailroadAtlanta & West Point (WPR)Georgia Railroad (WPR)Georgia Railroad (WPR)
Number in Class163
Road Numbers21070-75/451-45638-39, 30 / 424-425, 423
Number Built163
BuilderAlco-RichmondBurnham, Williams & CoBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephensonStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)11.5015.4215.42
Engine Wheelbase (ft)19.8323.5823.50
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.58 0.65 0.66
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)55.1552.58
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)47,400
Weight on Drivers (lbs)142,000116,500104,000
Engine Weight (lbs)162,000137,600125,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)131,400122,30085,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)293,400259,900210,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)500060004000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)810
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)796558
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)566060
Boiler Pressure (psi)200180180
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)20" x 26"20" x 26"19" x 26"
Tractive Effort (lbs)31,57126,52023,934
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.50 4.39 4.35
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)177162.20137
Grate Area (sq ft)31.3030.1328
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)204222531783
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)204222531783
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume216.00238.32208.98
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation626054235040
Same as above plus superheater percentage626054235040
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area35,40029,19624,660
Power L1577958345207
Power MT269.17331.20331.14


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