Camden Lumber Company / Charleston Lumber Company 2-4-0 "Porter" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 12977)

Data from DeGolyer, Volume 29, p. 96. Works number was 28398 in June 1906.

Ordered at the same time as the bigger Mogul shown in Locobase 12976, this little six-wheel wood-burner was required to take 119 tons up a 1% grade and 448 tons on the level.

Charleston Lumber sold out to Westmoreland Lumber in 1909. Bassett Lumber bought the 3 in 1914 and renumbered it 2. Bassett discarded it in a sale in January 1918 to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment. SI & E didn't have to look too far or too long to find a buyer in Colleton Mercantile in June 1918. Colleton operated the little engine until 1926, when Lemacks Cannon Lumber bought the engine.

Lemacks apparently sold the engine in 1928 to Mr Hittup Maddox, who put the engine in storage until the 1960s, when a group restored the locomotive and put it on display at the Maddox Foundry in Archer, Florida in its original CLC colors.

Class Stella (Locobase 12057)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 18, p 133. Works number was 13066 in November 1892.

Note the small size and, for the US, unusual wheel arrangement featuring a single-axle truck ahead of 2 coupled axles.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12,977 12,057
RailroadCharleston Lumber CompanyCamden Lumber Company
Number in Class11
Road Numbers31
Number Built11
BuilderBurnham, Williams & CoBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)5 4.67
Engine Wheelbase (ft)10.6711.25
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.47 0.42
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)20,00021,000
Engine Weight (lbs)25,00026,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)17,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)42,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)8001200
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)1718
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)3337
Boiler Pressure (psi)160130
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)9" x 14"11" x 16"
Tractive Effort (lbs)46735782
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.28 3.63
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)33.5035.84
Grate Area (sq ft) 8.7010.80
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)199319
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)199319
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume193.05181.26
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation13921404
Same as above plus superheater percentage13921404
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area53604659
Power L131292269
Power MT689.83476.41

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