Baldwin built this small, wood-burning logging Prairie design for several lumber companies in early 1914. Conway's town was located in Horry County, just west of the coastline that would later be well-known as Myrtle Beach. The main line ran 16 miles to Aynor.
According to the Horry County Historical Society, "The Conway Lumber Company built its tramroads into the wilderness of the Little Pee Dee Swamps and connected with the Conway, Seashore and Western Railroad to bring its logs into the mill at Conway." The HCHS account adds this graphic note: "Franklin G. Burroughs, who died in 1996, told of seeing logs of a diameter greater than the height of a man."
Harris Lipsitz Lumber bought this mixed-fuel logging Prairie that could burn either coal or wood. The latter fuel called for a Rushton Improved cabbage stack.
Chronister, Texas was located in Cherokee County and supported a sawmill fror 49 years from 1896 to 1944. Given the usual outcome of logging operations, it's surprising to see that Chronister, which was absorbed by nearby Wildhurst, Tex in 1910 has disappeared. According to Christopher Long's entry in the Handbook of Texas: "Both were gone by the early 1990s, when the surrounding area was covered with dense forests."
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Conway Lumber Company||Chronister Lumber Company|
|Number in Class||1||1|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.38||0.39|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||39.77'||45.56'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||40000 lbs||70000 lbs|
|Engine Weight||55000 lbs||93500 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||40000 lbs||70000 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||95000 lbs||163500 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||2000 gals||3500 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||6 tons|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||22 lb/yard||39 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||170 psi||180 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||12" x 16"||15" x 24"|
|Tractive Effort||9248 lbs||18777 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.33||3.73|
|Firebox Area||56 sq. ft||83 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||14 sq. ft||14.10 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||438 sq. ft||1071 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||438 sq. ft||1071 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||209.13||218.18|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2380||2538|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2380||2538|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||9520||14940|