White River 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 5 (Locobase 14106)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 47, p. 237.

The WRRR connected Bethel, Vermont with Rochester, which lay 19 miles distant. Running along the banks of the White River proved its downfall as repeated flooding was capped by the 1927 Great Flood, which required a complete reconstruction at a time when traffic was declining. The line closed in 1934.

The Mogul in this entry was of that size so useful to so many kinds of operators. When the WRRR closed, the Rock of Ages quarry line in Barre, Vt, bought the 5.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID14,106
RailroadWhite River
Number in Class1
Road Numbers5
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)10.50
Engine Wheelbase (ft)18.50
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.57
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)44.92
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)80,700
Engine Weight (lbs)92,500
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)70,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)162,500
Tender Water Capacity (gals)3500
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)6
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)45
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)50
Boiler Pressure (psi)180
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)16" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)18,801
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.29
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)92
Grate Area (sq ft)20
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1222
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1222
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume218.80
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3600
Same as above plus superheater percentage3600
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area16,560
Power L14517
Power MT370.20

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