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 ID12,361
RailroadCopper Range
Number in Class2
Road Numbers51-52
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)13.50
Engine Wheelbase (ft)24.33
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)100,000
Engine Weight (lbs)133,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)84,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)217,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)4000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)56
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)62
Boiler Pressure (psi)180
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)19" x 26"
Tractive Effort (lbs)23,162
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.32
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)153
Grate Area (sq ft)28.10
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)2327
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)2327
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 area27,540
Power L16741
Power MT445.84

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