Savannah & Southern 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 105 (Locobase 14681)

Data from DeGolyer, Volume 62, pp. 97. See also Georgia Rails's description of the S&S at . Works number was 51974 in June 1919.

Because the S&S used 30 lb/yard (15 kg/metre) rails, its locomotives had to run small and light. The railway was intended to connect Savannah to the Altamaha river about 50 miles (80 km) away. Its actual northeastern end was at Norden (between Pembroke and Ellabell), from which it headed southwest to Glenville, 32 miles (51.5 km) away.

The 105 was the fifth locomotive and the only one bought new. The S&S folded in 1923, whereupon the 105 traveled across Glennville to the Collins & Glennville (formerly the Collins & Ludowici), which had its southeastern terminus in that town and ran 23 miles to the northwest.

Sold to locomotive recycler Luria Brothers and then to recycler/reseller Georgia Car & Locomotive, the 105 found its final home in February 1942 on the Hampton & Branchville in Miley, South Carolina.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID14681
RailroadSavannah & Southern
Number in Class1
Road Numbers105
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase 9.17'
Engine Wheelbase18.50'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.50
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)42.67'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers59000 lbs
Engine Weight82000 lbs
Tender Light Weight50000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight132000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity2500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)5 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)33 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter50"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)14" x 22"
Tractive Effort13195 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.47
Heating Ability
Firebox Area67 sq. ft
Grate Area15.30 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface856 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface856 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume218.38
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2754
Same as above plus superheater percentage2754
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area12060
Power L14558
Power MT510.95

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