West Virginia & Southern 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 4 (Locobase 13117)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 30, p. 187. Works number was 30191 in February 1907.

It's not clear to Locobase just what the corporate origins of the WV & S might have been, but a 1907 summary of American English Railroad Cases (Volume 47, p. 765, describes it as the Clear Fork Branch of the Norfolk & Western Railway. The 4 was required to handle 3% grades.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13,117
RailroadWest Virginia & Southern
Number in Class1
Road Numbers4
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)12.67
Engine Wheelbase (ft)20.12
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)104,000
Engine Weight (lbs)120,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)80,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)200,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)4000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)58
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)50
Boiler Pressure (psi)180
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)19" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)26,512
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.92
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)152
Grate Area (sq ft)22.70
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1592
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1592
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume202.14
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation4086
Same as above plus superheater percentage4086
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area27,360
Power L14480
Power MT284.90