Lafayette 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 12675)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works datacard as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 25, p. 262. Works number was 22097 in May 1903.

Locobase can't seem to identify the purchaser, although it seems to have been a Georgia railroad that covered 22 mile. But when the LRR was abandoned, the engine was sold to the Chattahoochee Valley. Later, the 3 was sold to the locomotive rebuilder/reseller Georgia Car & Locomotive. After its reconditioning, the 3 was sold to Caroline Stone Company of Pageland, SC.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12,675
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)10
Engine Wheelbase (ft)20.15
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.50
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)71,000
Engine Weight (lbs)91,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)64,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)155,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)3000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)39
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)50
Boiler Pressure (psi)180
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)15" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)16,524
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.30
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)123.20
Grate Area (sq ft)19.70
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1255
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1255
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume255.67
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3546
Same as above plus superheater percentage3546
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area22,176
Power L15717
Power MT532.56

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