Sacramento Valley & Eastern 2-6-2 "Prairie" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 13265)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 31, p. 180. See also the Shasta Cascade Rail Preservation Society description of the #2 at, last accessed 15 October 2011. Works numbers were 32651 in January 1908.

This low-drivered tank operated on the SV & E in a shuttle between the Espee Junction at Pitt, Calif and the mill until the railroad closed in 1942 to make way for the Shasta Dam.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13265
RailroadSacramento Valley & Eastern
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase10'
Engine Wheelbase26.50'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.38
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)26.50'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers100000 lbs
Engine Weight136000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight136000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity1700 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)850 gals
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)56 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter44"
Boiler Pressure170 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)17" x 24"
Tractive Effort22778 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.39
Heating Ability
Firebox Area105 sq. ft
Grate Area15.50 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1589 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1589 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume252.02
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2635
Same as above plus superheater percentage2635
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area17850
Power L14180
Power MT276.46


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