The Virginia & Carolina originally ordered this locomotive, but it was sold to the AO & W. Amid the precision of most of the specifications for this locomotive was the comment that the chime whistle was to be "a good one". A bit subjective, one concludes.
Put into service as the Rogers Southwestern in 1906, the "All Off & Walk" eventually measured 30 miles and connected Rogers, Ark with Siloam. A more commercially viable nickname was the "Fruit Belt Line", which saluted the fruit growers that were to supply the principal freight.
It was never really successful and merged with the Monte Ne railroad to form the Kansas City & Memphis. But that railroad also failed to generate enough revenue and was abandoned in 1918.
The 441 was sold to the Bolling Franklin Lumber Company. The BFLC later sold the engine to the W P Brown & Sons Company of Louisville, Ky.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Arkansas, Oklahoma & Western|
|Number in Class||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.53|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||85850 lbs|
|Engine Weight||110000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||60000 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||170000 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||3000 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||4.5 tons|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||48 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||160 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||18" x 24"|
|Tractive Effort||20337 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.22|
|Firebox Area||146 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||22.40 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||1627 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||1627 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||230.17|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||3584|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||3584|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||23360|