This logging Prairie was identical to the Trout Creek locomotives shown in Locobase 12739. The 1 was bought by the Grant Land and Lumber Company of Texarkana, Ark, which was formed to take over the interests held by William Buchanan. In 1912, the system was reorganized as Grant Timber & Manufacturing and the engine took road number 5.
In the mid-1920s, the Little River sold this logging Prairie to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Georgia Car & Locomotive. GC&L's reconditioning led to the engine's beginning a second career in cypress harvesting. Wilson Cypress of Palatka, Fla bought the locomotive in March 1928 as their 100. Wilson sold the 100 to the Cummer Sons Cypress and that company scrapped in February 1959.
Not too long before the L Ry was reorganized by its owner Grant Timber & Manufacturing, it took delivery of this logging Prairie, which was about half again as large as the #1 of 1905 (Locobase 12850).
Note that the specs have a note about strengthening the equalizer beam back of the rear drivers; this problem shows up in several entries during this year. In addition, the equalizer fulcrum positioned between the main and rear driving axles also needed to be made wrot iron and of stronger section.
Locobase observes in 13886 that this recurring comment may have represented an earlier ill-considered design change.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Louisiana Railway||Little River||Louisiana Railway|
|Number in Class||1||1||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co||Burnham, Williams & Co||Baldwin|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.39||0.39||0.39|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||50.15'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||61000 lbs||66000 lbs||81000 lbs|
|Engine Weight||83000 lbs||87000 lbs||109000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||63000 lbs||56000 lbs||80000 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||146000 lbs||143000 lbs||189000 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||3500 gals||2800 gals||4000 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||8 tons|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||34 lb/yard||37 lb/yard||45 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||180 psi||180 psi||180 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||15" x 20"||15" x 20"||16" x 24"|
|Tractive Effort||14967 lbs||14967 lbs||18801 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.08||4.41||4.31|
|Firebox Area||82.20 sq. ft||82 sq. ft||108 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||14.13 sq. ft||14 sq. ft||16.70 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||991 sq. ft||990 sq. ft||1545 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||991 sq. ft||990 sq. ft||1545 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||242.26||242.02||276.63|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2543||2520||3006|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2543||2520||3006|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||14796||14760||19440|