Louisville & Wadley 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 6 (Locobase 13697)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works datacard as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 36, p.13 . Works numbers were 35542 in November 1910.

Opened in 1872 and owned by the Central of Georgia since 1898, the L & W was a 10-mile short line connecting the two Georgia towns. This little Ten-wheeler differed from most of the other Baldwins of similar size in using Walschaert outside radial valve gear.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13697
RailroadLouisville & Wadley
Number in Class1
Road Numbers110
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase12.83'
Engine Wheelbase22.98'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.56
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)45.33'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers72000 lbs
Engine Weight95000 lbs
Tender Light Weight57000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight152000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity3000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)40 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter56"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)16" x 24"
Tractive Effort16786 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.29
Heating Ability
Firebox Area90 sq. ft
Grate Area15.50 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1222 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1222 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume218.80
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2790
Same as above plus superheater percentage2790
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area16200
Power L15029
Power MT461.96

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