Ohio River 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class B-32 (Locobase 2005)

Data from Catalogue Descriptive of Simple and Compound Locomotives built by Brooks Locomotive Works, Dunkirk, NY (Buffalo, NY: Matthew-Northrup Company, 1899). Works numbers were 2654-2656

Another variant of the ORRR's Class D Ten-Wheeler with smaller drivers and middling boiler pressure. The last example retired in 1924.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID2005
RailroadOhio River
Number in Class3
Road Numbers27-29/302-304
Number Built3
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase13.75'
Engine Wheelbase25'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.55
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)46.92'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers78000 lbs
Engine Weight106000 lbs
Tender Light Weight64000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight170000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity3000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)6 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)43 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter56"
Boiler Pressure140 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)18" x 24"
Tractive Effort16524 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.72
Heating Ability
Firebox Area114 sq. ft
Grate Area16.70 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1497 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1497 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume211.78
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2338
Same as above plus superheater percentage2338
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15960
Power L13821
Power MT323.99

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