W L Clement Lumber Co 2-4-0 "Porter" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 11093)

Data from Logging Locomotives 1913 (Philadelphia, Pa: Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1913), p 8. See also DeGolyer, Volume 31, p. 128 and Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1912 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1912), p. 165. Works number was 32436 in December 1907.

This diminuitive wood-burner couldn't have been much shorter and still be a tender engine. When the tiny boiler and wheels were combined with the balloon stack, it gave the impression of a toy. Baldwin explained that it was suitable "...for service where the runs are short and the speed moderate." The tender carried a useful amount of wood fuel (2 cords).

Just before this South Carolina logging road was closed, the GLC sold the engine in August 1910 to the AG & LA Meiklejohn Lumber Company.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID11,093
RailroadW L Clement Lumber Co
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft) 4.67
Engine Wheelbase (ft)11.25
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.42
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)31.96
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)31,650
Engine Weight (lbs)39,150
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)25,850
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)65,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)1200
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)26
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)37
Boiler Pressure (psi)160
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)11" x 16"
Tractive Effort (lbs)7116
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.45
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)35.80
Grate Area (sq ft)10.70
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)271
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)271
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume153.99
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1712
Same as above plus superheater percentage1712
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area5728
Power L12523
Power MT351.49

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