East Carolina 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 12 (Locobase 13946)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 43, p.143. Baldwin works numbers were 38969 in December 1912.

The ECR was a 12-mile short line that began at Tarboro, NC and ran to Farmville, where it linked to the Norfolk Southern (aka Norfolk & Southern and not the Southern Railway System). It opened in 1901, extended to Maury and Hookerton in 1909.

In 1937, the ECR sold the 12 to the Atlantic & North Carolina, a 95-mile short line that ran between Goldsboro and Morehead. which was reorganized in 1939 as the Atlantic & East Carolina. The A&EC was known as the Tobacco Belt Route and in 1946 became the shortest railroad in North America to operate mainline diesel power when it acquired two EMD F-2-A freight locomotives (400-401).

The 12 was scrapped in June 1946.

The road closed in 1965.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class12
Locobase ID13,946
RailroadEast Carolina
CountryUSA
Whyte4-6-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers12
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1912
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)11.33
Engine Wheelbase (ft)22.17
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.51
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)52.75
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)99,000
Engine Weight (lbs)128,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)100,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)228,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)5000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)8
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)55
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)56.50
Boiler Pressure (psi)185
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)18" x 26"
Tractive Effort (lbs)23,446
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.22
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)144
Grate Area (sq ft)22.20
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1709
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1709
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume223.18
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation4107
Same as above plus superheater percentage4107
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area26,640
Power L15526
Power MT369.17


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