This Ten-wheeler was required to negotiate 27-degree curves, which prompted the note: "Co. desires wheelbase as short as practicable without sacrificing steaming qualities."
Its delivery soon generated a note describing some shortcomings: "Engineer Alexander reported throttle lever too short, bill is small, side rods should have been solid ends. Injector has no squirt."
Possibly in pursuit of those "steaming qualities", the railroad converted the 5 from wood-burning to coal-burning soon after the engine arrived. Locobase suspects the Radley & Hunter cabbage stack was replaced as well.
When this Bowden, NC logging road closed in 1935, the 5 was sold to the Bucyrus Erie Company.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Rowland Lumber Company|
|Number in Class||1|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.56|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||43.58'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||60000 lbs|
|Engine Weight||77000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||50000 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||127000 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||2500 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||33 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||160 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||14" x 22"|
|Tractive Effort||13328 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.50|
|Firebox Area||93 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||14.20 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||915 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||915 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||233.44|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2272|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2272|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||14880|