Copper Range 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 51 (Locobase 12361)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 22, p. 139. Works numbers were 17272-17273 in December 1899.

The Copper Range site reports that the 51 was retired in 1922 and sold to Harry P. Bourke, Escanaba, Mi. then later resold to Northwestern Cooperage & Lumber Co of Gladstone.

52 was soon sold to the Pittsburgh & Western as their #252 and came into the Baltimore & Ohio in class B-25 and numbered #286.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12361
RailroadCopper Range
Number in Class2
Road Numbers51-52
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase13.50'
Engine Wheelbase24.33'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.55
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers100000 lbs
Engine Weight133000 lbs
Tender Light Weight84000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight217000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity4000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)56 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter62"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)19" x 26"
Tractive Effort23162 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.32
Heating Ability
Firebox Area153 sq. ft
Grate Area28.10 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface2327 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface2327 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume272.73
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5058
Same as above plus superheater percentage5058
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area27540
Power L16741
Power MT445.84

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