Booth-Kelly Lumber Company 2-6-2 "Prairie" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 13484)

Data from DeGolyer Library, Volume 32, p. 292. See also the history of Wendling in, last accessed 22 November 2011. Works number was 32943 in August 1908.

This was the first Baldwin sold to the big lumber company that Robert Booth and George and Tom Kelly established in Oregon in the town they named Wendling in 1899. Wendling was the headquarters of a large timber empire that harvested throughout the Mohawk Valley of Oregon.

This logging Prairie arrived on the property as a wood-burner, but was converted to oil burning in 1913.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13484
RailroadBooth-Kelly Lumber Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers1
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase10'
Engine Wheelbase25.25'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.40
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)46.46'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers80000 lbs
Engine Weight105000 lbs
Tender Light Weight60000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight165000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity3000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)6 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)44 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter44"
Boiler Pressure160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)16" x 24"
Tractive Effort18991 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.21
Heating Ability
Firebox Area92.50 sq. ft
Grate Area14.40 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1607 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1607 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume287.73
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2304
Same as above plus superheater percentage2304
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area14800
Power L14348
Power MT359.46

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