The KO&G owed much of its latter existence to its status as a bridge line between the Missouri Pacific at Okay, Oklahoma and the Missouri Pacific-controlled Texas and Pacific Railway at Denison, Texas. This traffic was the main source of revenue for the KO&G and was the primary reason that the Missouri Pacific's Texas and Pacific Railway acquired it in 1964.
The Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf bought five "Santa Fe" type locomotives in 1927 from the Baldwin Locomotive Works. These locomotives carried road numbers 500 through 504 and had 63" diameter drivers, 27" x 30" cylinders, a 200 psi boiler pressure, they exerted 59,014 pounds of tractive effort and each weighed 330,000 pounds.
There are no surviving KO&G 2-10-2 "Santa Fe" type locomotives.
|Qty.||Road Numbers||Year Built||Builder||Notes|
|5||500-504||1927||Baldwin||Numbers 500-504 were scrapped by the end of steam on the MP|
Works numbers were 60128-60132 in August 1927.
The Muskogee Company's KOG's largest engines were these Santa Fes. They had the same grate area as the older Mikes, but had larger boilers. A combustion chamber added 89 sq ft (8.25 sq m) to the firebox's heating surface area. Clearly, the KOG was never a passenger line.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Kansas, Oklahoma & Gulf (KO&G)|
|Number in Class||5|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft)||22.33|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft)||42|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.53|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs)||250,000|
|Engine Weight (lbs)||330,000|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)||209,000|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)||539,000|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals)||12,000|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)||16|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)||83|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in)||63|
|Boiler Pressure (psi)||200|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)||27" x 30"|
|Tractive Effort (lbs)||59,014|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.24|
|Firebox Area (sq ft)||376|
|Grate Area (sq ft)||66.70|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)||4202|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft)||952|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)||5154|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||211.36|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||13,340|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||15,741|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||88,736|