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


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 28 (Locobase 6675)

Data from FEC 1926 locomotive diagram book supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection.

This was the first of two batches of Ten-wheelers that were distinguished primarily by builder, weight, and boiler pressure; see Locobase 6676 for the Baldwin-built variant. Their careers on the FEC lasted only into the mid-1920s, although some lasted long enough to be sold into industrial service in the 1930s.


Class 40 (Locobase 6676)

Data from FEC 1926 locomotive diagram book supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection. 20032-20036 in February 1902.

Three of the class were retired in 1925 (40, 42 in February and 44 in April) and 1930 (both in September).

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class2840
Locobase ID6675 6676
RailroadFlorida East CoastFlorida East Coast
CountryUSAUSA
Whyte4-6-04-6-0
Number in Class125
Road Numbers28-3940-44
GaugeStdStd
Number Built125
BuilderSchenectadyBurnham, Williams & Co
Year18971902
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase14'14'
Engine Wheelbase24.17'24.17'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.58 0.58
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers95000 lbs104100 lbs
Engine Weight125000 lbs134100 lbs
Tender Light Weight104950 lbs104950 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight229950 lbs239050 lbs
Tender Water Capacity5000 gals5000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)2400 gals2400 gals
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)53 lb/yard58 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter63"63"
Boiler Pressure180 psi200 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)18" x 24"18" x 24"
Tractive Effort18885 lbs20983 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.03 4.96
Heating Ability
Firebox Area155.50 sq. ft155.50 sq. ft
Grate Area28.98 sq. ft28.98 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1760 sq. ft1760 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1760 sq. ft1760 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume248.99248.99
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation52165796
Same as above plus superheater percentage52165796
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area2799031100
Power L167857539
Power MT472.37478.98


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