Administration building at Brown Paper Mill in West Monroe Louisiana" in the Louisiana digital library at http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/LHP/id/4866 and Workers on the Federal Writers Project, Louisiana; a Guide to the State (Baton Rouge, La: Lousiana Library Commission, 1941), p. 484. Works number was 60295 in December 1927.
A standard logging Prairie from Baldwin differing from several others only in the use of oil fuel. One odd cosmetic note: the stack was to be "shortened to line up with dome and sand box."
The mill it served in West Monroe, La was "vast" according to one source, but not very well placed as it turned out. The great flood of 1927 inundated the complex; five years later in 1932, the facility was submerged again. Yet it survived and a 1940 photograph (archived in the Louisiana digital library) shows the administration building to be a long, low, gracefully styled building.
The Louisiana guide described the Brown complex in 1941as "one of the largest sulphate pulp, board, and paper mills in the world." The guide credited the company with a "complete reforestation department, planting thousands of pines every year." The employees and their families could swim in the pool and conduct "community activities" in the "spacious" gymnasium.
Brown would later be prized by Olin-Matheson for its output of brown paper bags and corrugated cardboard and was bought in 1955.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Brown Paper Company|
|Number in Class||1|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.37|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||42.43'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||82000 lbs|
|Engine Weight||104000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||71000 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||175000 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||4000 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||1800 gals|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||46 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||180 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||16" x 24"|
|Tractive Effort||20435 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.01|
|Firebox Area||83 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||16.20 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||1529 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||1529 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||273.77|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2916|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2916|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||14940|