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
Locobase ID13946
RailroadEast Carolina
Number in Class1
Road Numbers12
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase11.33'
Engine Wheelbase22.17'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.51
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)52.75'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers99000 lbs
Engine Weight128000 lbs
Tender Light Weight100000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight228000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity5000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)8 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)55 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter56.50"
Boiler Pressure185 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)18" x 26"
Tractive Effort23446 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.22
Heating Ability
Firebox Area144 sq. ft
Grate Area22.20 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1709 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1709 sq. ft
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 area26640
Power L15526
Power MT369.17

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