The LS&E was a short line operating in Louisiana - its length amounted only to 10.3 miles (16.6 km) with its headquarters located in Hawthorne. It opened on 15 April 1920 as a lumber transporter, but offered a schedule of freight and passenger traffic to its connection with the Kansas City Southern.
The pair of Prairies delivered by Baldwin (road numbered in reverse order, for some reason) most likely were the main motive power on the railway. The 2 was lettered for the White-Grandin Lumber Company, but ran on the LS&E. They were of nearly main-line proportions. 1 was an oil burner while 2 burned wood. To accommodate the latter type of fuel, the 2 had an Improved Rushton stack and a grate made up of plain bars and a dead plate.
When all the nearby timber had been cut over, the sawmill at Slagle closed down in the second half of 1930 and the line was officially abandoned in 1932.
Both of these Baldwins were later sold to equipment buyer Hillyer Deutsch Edwards.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Leesville, Slagle & Eastern|
|Number in Class||2|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.38|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||46.83'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||94000 lbs|
|Engine Weight||122000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||74000 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||196000 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||3500 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||1500 gals|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||52 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||165 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||17" x 24"|
|Tractive Effort||22109 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.25|
|Firebox Area||101 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||18.70 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||1637 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||1637 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||259.64|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||3086|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||3086|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||16665|