Bradley Ramsay Lumber Company 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Benton Hanchett (Locobase 12703)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 27, p. 22. Works numbers were 24126 in April 1904 and 27784 in March 1906.

BRLC bought these two small Ten-wheelers for their Louisiana timber-harvesting operations. The second engine -- #8 -- was named C W Penoyer. Some time later the Hanchette was sold to the Calcasieu Long Leaf Lumber Company of Lake Charles, while the 8 joined the Rapides Lumber Company.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassBenton Hanchett
Locobase ID12703
RailroadBradley Ramsay Lumber Company
Number in Class2
Road Numbers
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase9'
Engine Wheelbase18.25'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.49
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers56000 lbs
Engine Weight73000 lbs
Tender Light Weight47000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight120000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity2200 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)31 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter44"
Boiler Pressure160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)15" x 20"
Tractive Effort13909 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.03
Heating Ability
Firebox Area78.40 sq. ft
Grate Area11.93 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface992 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface992 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume242.51
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1909
Same as above plus superheater percentage1909
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area12544
Power L13970
Power MT468.88

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