Kneeland-West Lumber Company 2-6-2 "Prairie" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 14291)

Data from DeGolyer Library, Volume 52, p. 322. Works number was 41422 in May 1914.

Kneeland-West was based in Lugerville, Wisc, eleven miles northwest of Phillips and located on the banks of the Flambeau River. The 1 pulled not only logs out of the formerly virgin timberlands but also passengers on the days that the logging trains didn't run. The "rough, undulating track" weighed 60 lb/yard (30 kg/metre), scaled 6% grades, and bent around 35 degree curves (166 foot/50.6 metre radii).

The K-W was succeeded by West Lumber, which renumbered the 1 as 101.

The sawmills at Lugerville operated until 1933.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class1
Locobase ID14291
RailroadKneeland-West Lumber Company
CountryUSA
Whyte2-6-2
Number in Class1
Road Numbers1 / 101
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1914
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase10'
Engine Wheelbase25.25'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.40
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)46.87'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers76550 lbs
Engine Weight100700 lbs
Tender Light Weight80000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight180700 lbs
Tender Water Capacity4000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)6 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)43 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter44"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)16" x 24"
Tractive Effort21364 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.58
Heating Ability
Firebox Area87 sq. ft
Grate Area14.40 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1602 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1602 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume286.84
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2592
Same as above plus superheater percentage2592
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15660
Power L14814
Power MT415.93


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