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|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft)||11.33||11.33|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft)||22.17||22.17|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.51||0.51|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)||51.17|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs)||99,700||96,500|
|Engine Weight (lbs)||128,450||126,500|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)||90,000||95,500|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)||218,450||222,000|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals)||4500||4500|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)||8|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)||55||54|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in)||56||56|
|Boiler Pressure (psi)||180||180|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)||18" x 26" (1)||18" x 26" (1)|
|Tractive Effort (lbs)||11,508||11,508|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||8.66||8.39|
|Firebox Area (sq ft)||152||135|
|Grate Area (sq ft)||22.40||28.20|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)||1920||1701|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft)|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)||1920||1701|
|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||27,360||24,300|