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
Class3
Locobase ID12675
RailroadLafayette
CountryUSA
Whyte4-6-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Year1903
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase10'
Engine Wheelbase20.15'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.50
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers71000 lbs
Engine Weight91000 lbs
Tender Light Weight64000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight155000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity3000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)39 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter50"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)15" x 24"
Tractive Effort16524 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.30
Heating Ability
Firebox Area123.20 sq. ft
Grate Area19.70 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1255 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1255 sq. ft
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 area22176
Power L15717
Power MT532.56


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