These wood-burning, logging Prairies served this Florida-based cypress harvester for more than 40 years first in Perry then downstate to Copeland. In 1943, the company changed its name to Lee Cypress Company and in 1947, changed it again to Lee Tidewarter Cypress company. J C Turner in 1958 bought Lee Tidewater.
The 4 was idled by 1962 and soon was sold it in 1963 to F Nelson Blount. The Edaville sold it to a dealer--R L Johnson & George Silcott--who later sold it to John Thompson of Monee, Ill in May 1968. Plans to run a tourist road in conjunction with the Thompson Winery never proved out. Three decades later, the 4 wound up on the Hardin Southern Railroad. Hardin Southern closed in 2005.
After decades in museum service and a steadily deteriorating condition, the 4 was rescued in 2007 by the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern, located northeast of Reading, Pa. As of 2011, the locomotive was being prepared for restoration.
16's fate after Turner took over is less certain; it may have operated on the Edaville.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Burton Swartz Cypress Company|
|Number in Class||1|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.37|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||46.92'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||82900 lbs|
|Engine Weight||109000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||7000 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||116000 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||3500 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)|
|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||21364 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||3.88|
|Firebox Area||112 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||16 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||1594 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||1594 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||285.40|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2880|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2880|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||20160|