When delivered to the W & A, these Ten-wheelers had the following names:
Greysville, Calhoun, Adairsville, and Acworth. They joined several dozen other locomotives on the Great Kenesaw Route, then headed by Joseph E Brown. Brown had submitted a suspiciously low bid of $25,000 per month in 1871 to win the right to lease run the road for the next 20 years.
The suspicions were well founded and such was the indignation when more details escaped sequestration that Brown had no possibility of renewing his lease in 1890. Thus, the lessees had to surrender the road and most of the locomotives. They were permitted to sell 15, including the 4 in this entry.
51, 52, and 54 all went to the Alabama Midland Railway as their 2, 9, and 7. The AMR began operation in 1887 and ran from Bainbridge, Ga to Sprague, Ala. The AM was incorporated into the Plant System in 1894. The Atlantic Coast Line emerged from the Plant System in 1901 and renumbered these three engines 251, 254, and 252.
53 remained on the road and was taken up by new lessee Nashville, Chattanooga & St Louis. It was placed in class G-017 and numbered 253. Finally, in 1919, the NC & StL sold the 253 to rebuilder/recycler Georgia Car & Locomotive.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Western & Atlantic|
|Number in Class||4|
|Builder||Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.59|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers|
|Tender Light Weight|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight|
|Tender Water Capacity||2200 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||0|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||130 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||17" x 24"|
|Tractive Effort||14193 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)|
|Firebox Area||99.70 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||15.50 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||1124 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||1124 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||178.27|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||2015|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||2015|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||12961|