Chesterfield & Lancaster 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 903 (Locobase 12969)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 29, p. 63. Works number was 28000 in April 1906.

Exactly this design of Ten-wheeler served with several other small southern American roads. Note that this locomotive had a nice round builder's number.

The C & L operated a 35.3-mile main line between Cheraw, SC and Crowburk. A meager supply of money meant that the two-county railroad would only ever operate in Chesterfield County because construction funding ran out at Crowburk.

60% of the ownership value would be picked up by the Seaboard Air Line in 1913 and the rest 10 years later. The line would be abandoned in 1941.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class903
Locobase ID12,969
RailroadChesterfield & Lancaster
CountryUSA
Whyte4-6-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers903
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Year1906
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)12.83
Engine Wheelbase (ft)23.15
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.55
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)73,000
Engine Weight (lbs)98,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)52,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)150,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)2600
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)41
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)50
Boiler Pressure (psi)160
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)16" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)16,712
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.37
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)90
Grate Area (sq ft)15.50
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1222
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1222
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume218.80
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2480
Same as above plus superheater percentage2480
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area14,400
Power L13992
Power MT361.68


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