Kinston Manufacturing Company 2-6-2 "Prairie" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 13821)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 39, p. 55. Works numbers were 36274 in March 1911 and 37414 in January 1912.

The KMC operated a 9-mile logging road between Pink Hill and Beulaville, NC . In 1914, the company applied for a franchise to build a road from Kinston, NC south to Maple Hill that would include this stretch of lightly built line. The two wood-burning Moguls were small for the standard gauge

2 was later sold to Camp Manufacturing, which cut trees in the Dismal Swamp, as their 51.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13821
RailroadKinston Manufacturing Company
Number in Class2
Road Numbers1-2
Number Built2
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 7.83'
Engine Wheelbase20.58'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.38
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)39.52'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers34000 lbs
Engine Weight47000 lbs
Tender Light Weight37000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight84000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity1600 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)5 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)19 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter36"
Boiler Pressure160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)11" x 16"
Tractive Effort7314 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.65
Heating Ability
Firebox Area55 sq. ft
Grate Area14 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface435 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface435 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume247.18
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2240
Same as above plus superheater percentage2240
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area8800
Power L13873
Power MT753.40

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