Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville 2-10-2 "Santafe" Locomotives of the USA

The Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railroad often referred to as the "Monon" bought eight "Santa Fe" type locomotive all built by the American Locomotive Company. Five delivered in 1914 were classified as Class L-1 and they were assigned road numbers 600 through 604. The other three also designated as Class L:-1 came in 1916 and were given road numbers 605 through 607.

The Class L-1s had 57" diameter drivers, 28" x 30" cylinders, a 190 psi boiler pressure, they exerted 66,640 pounds of tractive effort and each weighed 341,000 pounds. The combined heating surface was 6.002 square feet.

The L-1s were used on drag-freight. As its freight traffic declined in the late 1930s the "Monon" had an excess of freight motive power. With the onset of WWII demand for war material gave the "Monon" and opportunity to balance it locomotive usage and allow it the opportunity to sell two of the L-1s to the Tennessee Railroad one in 1942 and the other in 1945.

The only megafreighters the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville ever bought, these Santa Fes were typical low-drivered drag-freight hogs. As the Monon's fortunes declined in the late 1930s, an excess of freight power led to the sale of 2 of the octet to the Tennessee Railroad (1942 and 1945). The other six were scrapped between 1941 and 1947 as Monon became an early adopter of diesel power.

There are no surviving CI&L 2-10-2 "Santa Fe" type locomotives.


Roster by Richard Duley

ClassQty.Road NumbersYear BuiltBuilderNotes
L-1 5600-6041914ALCOTwo were sold to the Tennessee Railroad, one in 1942 and the other in 1945. The others were scrapped between 1941 and 1947.
L-1 3605-6071916ALCOScrapped between 1941 and 1947.

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class L-1 (Locobase 5390)

Data from table in May 1916 RME

The only megafreighters the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville ever bought, these Santa Fes were typical low-drivered drag-freight hogs. As the Monon's fortunes declined in the late 1930s, an excess of freight power led to the sale of 2 of the octet to the Tennessee Railroad (1942 and 1945). The other six were scrapped between 1941 and 1947 as Monon became an early adopter of diesel power.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassL-1
Locobase ID5390
RailroadChicago, Indianapolis & Louisville (Monon)
CountryUSA
Whyte2-10-2
Number in Class8
Road Numbers600-607
GaugeStd
Number Built8
BuilderAlco
Year1914
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase20'
Engine Wheelbase38.42'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.52
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)73.67'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers275500 lbs
Engine Weight341000 lbs
Tender Light Weight177000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight518000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity9500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)13 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)92 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter57"
Boiler Pressure190 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)28" x 30"
Tractive Effort66640 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.13
Heating Ability
Firebox Area282 sq. ft
Grate Area70 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface4767 sq. ft
Superheating Surface1235 sq. ft
Combined Heating Surface6002 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume222.96
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation13300
Same as above plus superheater percentage16093
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area64832
Power L114599
Power MT584.12

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