This line consisted of 28 miles of 60-lb/yard rail connecting Williamsville and Hiram, Missouri. The 6 was sold to the 45-mile Ozark Valley in January 1915. The OV RR was abandoned 3 years later and the 8 sold to Holladay Klotz Land & Lumber.
A unusual Prairie locomotive in its combination of standard gauge and small drivers, the 7 was delivered to the WG&StL five years after that line opened in 1894.
According to Weisman, a newly reorganized Holladay-Klotz emerged in 1905 owned by Holladay's widow Mary and run by her brother Charles A Haynie. The new owners drafted a plan to expand to the northeast and link up with the St Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad at Marquand, then continue on to Perryville and across the river to Chester, Illinois.
Alas for the future of the WG&StL, the plan was "ultimately unsuccessful" and the line began to incur deficits in 1912. In 1913, the railroad defaulted on interest payments and was placed in receivership. By then the line was essentially worthless and could only be sold short to James Cochran in November 1914.
The new owners reformed the railroad as the Ozark Valley and 7 was numbered C-7. It's not clear from Gene Connelly's Baldwin tabulation if the change to a 2-8-0 arrangement happened before or after the sale. (Locobase doubts if the OVRR ever had the money to make over the C-7).
In 1918, the Lake Superior & Ishpeming bought the OVRR C-7 and renumbered it first #35, then #4 in 1924. But this light-footed engine wasn't done. In 1928, the Brunswick Lumber Company bought the engine and later sold it to Holladay-Klotz Land & Lumber Co of Missouri.
Long after it entered service in 1899, a note in Baldwin's records suggest that this was an exceptionally durable engine. A letter dated 20 October 1938 and the accompanying Extra Order (8470-1938) show that the locomotive was reworked as a 2-8-0. Such a project likely included modifications to the frame, deletion of the rear truck, perhaps a reduction in driver size.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Williamsville, Greenville & St Louis||Williamsville, Greenville & St Louis|
|Number in Class||1||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co||Burnham, Williams & Co|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.36||0.41|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||24.67'||24.67'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||63000 lbs||102000 lbs|
|Engine Weight||85000 lbs||132000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||73000 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||85000 lbs||205000 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||1500 gals||3500 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||35 lb/yard||57 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||160 psi||160 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||14.5" x 24"||18" x 24"|
|Tractive Effort||15597 lbs||22990 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.04||4.44|
|Firebox Area||67.50 sq. ft||122.80 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||12.81 sq. ft||23.54 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||771 sq. ft||1744 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||771 sq. ft||1744 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||168.09||246.73|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2050||3766|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2050||3766|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||10800||19648|