Jackson Lumber Company 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Dixie (Locobase 13240)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 23, p. 242. See also http://www.aces.edu/dept/extcomm/newspaper/june6a03.html, last accessed 11 October 2011. Works numbers 18726 in March 1901.

Jackson Lumber was based in Lockhart, Ala, just "a rock's throw" from the Florida border (and adjacent to Florala, Fla). According to the 2003 Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) account, the town was laid out with all the amenities. "Everything imaginable was provided -- a mill, a park, a well-stocked mercantile store, gleaming white houses and even tree-lined streets ....Truly unique."

"Still, like all lumber towns," the ACES article continues, "Lockhart was a "cut-out-and-get-out" operation from the very start.

"'They figured they had about 40 years of timber, virgin timber, to be cut,' recalls Belinda Carnley, a community activist and lifelong Lockhart resident. "And they were right on the money."

The 5 was scrapped in 1942.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13240
RailroadJackson Lumber Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers5
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase13'
Engine Wheelbase24'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.54
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers71000 lbs
Engine Weight99000 lbs
Tender Light Weight70000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight169000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity3500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)39 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter46"
Boiler Pressure160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)16" x 24"
Tractive Effort18165 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.91
Heating Ability
Firebox Area107 sq. ft
Grate Area16 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1410 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1410 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume252.46
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2560
Same as above plus superheater percentage2560
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area17120
Power L14272
Power MT397.95

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