New York & Sea Beach 2-4-0 "Porter" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Coney Island (Locobase 11824)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 12, , p. 56 . Works number was 7335 in June 1884.

This was one of the tank engines that headed up passenger traffic from the terminal in Brooklyn near the bridge to Coney Island. The Sea Beach Line was electrified in 1898 and the Coney Island put in mothballs. In 1899, the 3 found new employment on the very short (2.15 miles) Milford, Matamoros & New York Railroad and ran until 1917.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassConey Island
Locobase ID11,824
RailroadNew York & Sea Beach
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft) 7.33
Engine Wheelbase (ft)14.83
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.49
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)14.83
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)48,000
Engine Weight (lbs)56,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)
Tender Water Capacity (gals)1200
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)40
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)49
Boiler Pressure (psi)130
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)15" x 22"
Tractive Effort (lbs)11,163
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.30
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)81.50
Grate Area (sq ft)18.70
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)683
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)683
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume151.79
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2431
Same as above plus superheater percentage2431
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area10,595
Power L12573
Power MT236.35

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