Union & Glenn Springs 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 12808)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 28, p. 58. Baldwin works numbers were 26294-26295 in August 1905.

Running 19 miles from Pride to Buffalo, South Carolina, the U & GS was built in 1899-1905 and went into receivership almost as soon as it opened. In 1922, the company changed its name to Buffalo Union-Carolina Railroad.

Its first two engines apparently were these two modestly scaled Ten-wheelers. At some point, the locomotives were fitted with slope-back tenders usually used in switching service.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class1
Locobase ID12,808
RailroadUnion & Glenn Springs
CountryUSA
Whyte4-6-0
Number in Class2
Road Numbers1-2
GaugeStd
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Year1905
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)11.33
Engine Wheelbase (ft)21.58
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.53
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)90,000
Engine Weight (lbs)116,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)60,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)176,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)3000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)12
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)56
Boiler Pressure (psi)180
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)18" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)21,245
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.24
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)146
Grate Area (sq ft)22.40
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1628
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1628
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume230.31
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation4032
Same as above plus superheater percentage4032
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area26,280
Power L15604
Power MT411.82


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