It's not clear to Locobase how this mid-1909 order wound up a dozen books away in volume 45 - housecleaning, perhaps? This was a small Ten-wheeler ordered by this 42-mile shortline that connected Valdosta with Moultrie in Georgia. It opened in 1910 and closed, to be torn up and recycled, in 1921.
100 was sold to the Georgia Northern when the VM & W was dismantled in 1921.
After purchasing the relatively small 100 (Locobase 13562), the VM & W went back to Baldwin very quickly for another, bigger Ten-wheeler. The 101 was a stock design that had entered service on several southeastern railroads. Two years later, the short line returned to the Philadelphia builder for another just like it.
When the ephemeral VM & W folded in 1921 after only 11 years of operation, the 101 went to the Live Oak, Perry & Gulf.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Valdosta, Moultrie & Western||Valdosta, Moultrie & Western|
|Number in Class||1||2|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.57||0.51|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||48.40'||50.67'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||73000 lbs||95000 lbs|
|Engine Weight||98000 lbs||123000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||90000 lbs||100000 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||188000 lbs||223000 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||4500 gals||5000 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||41 lb/yard||53 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||160 psi||180 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||16" x 24"||18" x 26"|
|Tractive Effort||14921 lbs||23016 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.89||4.13|
|Firebox Area||90 sq. ft||152 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||15.50 sq. ft||22.40 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||1222 sq. ft||1717 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||1222 sq. ft||1717 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||218.80||224.22|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2480||4032|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2480||4032|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||14400||27360|