This may have been an inspection engine. When it was ordered, the specs included the requirement to travel up a 1%, 4-mile grade at 35 mph.
Specs showed that the cab had a clerestory and an interior finishi of quartered oak. One door opened from the platform to the passenger compartment with the other (left side) having a large window. Slide doors on either side opened into the engineer's compartment. The fireman's space held the toile. Crystal plate glass cab windows were spring balanced and were to be able to take E J Barron Curtain fixtures, but not the fixtures themselves. All the finished hardware in the cab was to be nickel plated.
The October 1899 edition of the railroad's house organ (The Choctaw) proudly saluted tht opening of the last segment, which connected Howe, Indian Territory with Little Rock, Ark. The Arapahoe brought a party of luminaries to the City of Roses for what the headline described as "a Warm Reception for the Railroad which Saved the State."
Five years later, the CO & G sold the Arapahoe to the Due West Railroad as their #2. The Due West connected the South Carolina town and its Erskine College with Donalds, SC.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf (CRI & P)|
|Number in Class||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||9.62'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||18000 lbs|
|Engine Weight||32000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||32000 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||500 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||30 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||160 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||8" x 12"|
|Tractive Effort||2487 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||7.24|
|Firebox Area||32.34 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||9.70 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||159 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||159 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||227.75|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||1552|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||1552|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||5174|