Ingham-Burnett Lumber Company / Irish Bayou Lumber Company 2-6-2 "Prairie" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 14156)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 48, p. 291. Works number was 40317 in August 1913.

The IBLC was located in Sturgis, Tex and opened in 1913. It was financed by four men from Keltys. This logging Prairie was later sold to the Boynton Lumber Company.

Class 22 (Locobase 15220)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Vol 71, pp. 265. Works number was56330 in March 1923

Ingham-Burnett was incorporated by partners SK Ingham, EL Burnett, and Ross C Smith in July 1922 and was headquartered in Allison, Ala. Its ruling grade was 4% and curves bent at a relatively mild maximum of 20 degrees.

Among its first new locomotives was this very typical multi-fuel (wood and coal) logging Prairie. More than two dozen logging companies had bought this particular Baldwin 2-6-2 design over the past few decades.

Hutchison-Moore absorbed Ingham-Burnett in 1927 and continued to operate the 22 for a few years. It was sold to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment in 1933.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID14156 15220
RailroadIrish Bayou Lumber CompanyIngham-Burnett Lumber Company
Number in Class11
Road Numbers122
Number Built11
Valve GearWalschaertStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 7.83' 9.17'
Engine Wheelbase20.58'23.75'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.38 0.39
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)39.50'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers37500 lbs64500 lbs
Engine Weight51000 lbs88000 lbs
Tender Light Weight37000 lbs74000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight88000 lbs162000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity1600 gals3600 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)6 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)21 lb/yard36 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter36"46"
Boiler Pressure180 psi180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)11" x 16"15" x 20"
Tractive Effort8228 lbs14967 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.56 4.31
Heating Ability
Firebox Area60 sq. ft86 sq. ft
Grate Area14 sq. ft13.80 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface444 sq. ft994 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface444 sq. ft994 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume252.29243.00
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation25202484
Same as above plus superheater percentage25202484
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area1080015480
Power L145664804
Power MT805.30492.60

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