Tennessee Central 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 504 (Locobase 7346)

Data from TC 1941ca Locomotive Diagrams and Miscellaneous Data supplied in May 2005 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection.

Locobase knows that these Ten-wheelers were delivered as saturated-steam engines in 1903. At some later date they were superheated as shown here. A note in the diagram says that the superheater area includes the arch tube area, a calculation Locobase hasn't seen before.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class504
Locobase ID7346
RailroadTennessee Central
CountryUSA
Whyte4-6-0
Number in Class3
Road Numbers504-506
GaugeStd
Number Built3
BuilderAlco-Rhode Island
Year1903
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)14.50
Engine Wheelbase (ft)25.67
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.56
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)58.02
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)126,500
Engine Weight (lbs)172,500
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)107,200
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)279,700
Tender Water Capacity (gals)7000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)10
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)70
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)63
Boiler Pressure (psi)180
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)20" x 26"
Tractive Effort (lbs)25,257
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.01
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)157
Grate Area (sq ft)32.15
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)2094
Superheating Surface (sq ft)456
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)2550
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume221.50
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5787
Same as above plus superheater percentage6829
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area33,347
Power L113,960
Power MT729.88