The L & S was incorporated in 1909 and built an 18-mile main line from Johns to Wagram, North Carolina. In 1921, the Aberdeen & Rockfish sold its Raeford-Wagram segment to the L & S.
The L & S used 56-lb/yard (28-kg/metre) rail, which determined the size of this light Ten-wheeler. It was a design that was as close to stock as a capital-equipment manufacturer would have. A planned sister was diverted to the South Georgia & West Coast as a third member of an identical class. Her place was taken almost immediately by the 654 bought by the Atlantic Coast Line and delivered in May.
After more than 30 years of service, the 653 was scrapped in January 1942. 654 served throughout World War II and was scrapped in October 1947.
The L&S was a South Carolina short line that bought two Ten-wheelers from Baldwin in 1910-1911 (Locobase 13567). Ten years later in November 1921, the railroad returned to Eddystone to order a near duplicate. Still constrained by axle loadings (rail weight was still 56 lb/yard or 28 kg/metre), the L&S reused the power dimensions and held the weight to nearly the same figures. But its boiler now held 30 fewer tubes and its shallower firebox had a 26% larger grate.
In May 1946, the L&S sold the 555 to the Carolina Southern of Ahoskie, NC, as their 104.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Laurinburg & Southern||Laurinburg & Southern|
|Number in Class||2||1|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.51||0.51|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||51.17'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||99700 lbs||96500 lbs|
|Engine Weight||128450 lbs||126500 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||90000 lbs||95500 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||218450 lbs||222000 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||4500 gals||4500 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||8 tons|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||55 lb/yard||54 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||180 psi||180 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||18" x 26"||18" x 26"|
|Tractive Effort||11508 lbs||11508 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||8.66||8.39|
|Firebox Area||152 sq. ft||135 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||22.40 sq. ft||28.20 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||1920 sq. ft||1701 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||1920 sq. ft||1701 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||501.46||444.26|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||4032||5076|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||4032||5076|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||27360||24300|