East Texas & Gulf 2-6-2 "Prairie" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 52 (Locobase 11008)

Data from "Logging Locomotives", Record of Recent Construction #96 (Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1918), p. 12-13. See also DeGolyer, Vol 62, pp. 362+. Works number was 52517 in November 1919.

Baldwin's photograph shows a relatively outdated layout in a small branch-line locomotive that was owned by the Lodwick Lumber Company of Hicksbaugh, Tex, which operated the 3.9-mile long ET & G.

After only a few years on the ET & G, the engine departed to work for the Carolina Western.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID11008
RailroadEast Texas & Gulf
Number in Class1
Road Numbers52
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase8'
Engine Wheelbase22.33'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.36
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)46.08'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers57500 lbs
Engine Weight79000 lbs
Tender Light Weight60000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight139000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity3000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)5 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)32 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter44"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)13" x 22"
Tractive Effort12929 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.45
Heating Ability
Firebox Area74 sq. ft
Grate Area13.30 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface767 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface767 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume226.94
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2394
Same as above plus superheater percentage2394
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area13320
Power L14441
Power MT510.82

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