Tuckerton 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 7 (Locobase 13554)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 53, p. 400. See Locobase 11649 for a summary of the Tuckerton's history. Works number was 45038 in January 1917.

When the Tuckerton closed in 1936, the Southern New Jersey attempted to revive train travel to the Jersey Shore. Less useful to that effort than other survivors, apparently, the 7 was scrapped in 1938.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13554
Number in Class1
Road Numbers7
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase11.33'
Engine Wheelbase21.83'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.52
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)48.79'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers107000 lbs
Engine Weight138000 lbs
Tender Light Weight100000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight238000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity5000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)7 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)59 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter62"
Boiler Pressure200 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)19" x 26"
Tractive Effort25736 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.16
Heating Ability
Firebox Area148 sq. ft
Grate Area31.50 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1940 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1940 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume227.38
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation6300
Same as above plus superheater percentage6300
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area29600
Power L16492
Power MT401.28

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