Visalia Railroad 2-4-0 "Porter" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Goshen (Locobase 11859)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 13, p. 131. Works number was 8251 in November 1886

The Visalia was a central California shortline that measured only 7 1/2 miles. In 1897, the 2 was sold to the Anderson & Bella Vista and renamed J E Terry; its number was 1. On the A & BV, the Terry served the sawmills Seven years later, the Terry was destroyed by fire in December 1905.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID11,859
RailroadVisalia Railroad
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft) 6.50
Engine Wheelbase (ft)13
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.50
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)28,000
Engine Weight (lbs)3500
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)
Tender Water Capacity (gals)800
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)23
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)48
Boiler Pressure (psi)140
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)11" x 18"
Tractive Effort (lbs)5400
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.19
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)47
Grate Area (sq ft)11.80
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)370
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)370
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume186.88
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1652
Same as above plus superheater percentage1652
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area6580
Power L13422
Power MT538.87

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