Atlantic Mining Company 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class John Stanton (Locobase 12116)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 19, p. 135. Works numbers were 14060 in August 1894 and 16028 in July 1898.

Gene Connelly could find no record of #5's fate - apparently it remained with the AMC for all of its operational life. #6 -- delivered with the name Baltic -- was sold to Charcoal Iron Company of America.

7 went as #8 to the Manistique & Lake Superior; for its subsequent history and a note about conflicting information, see Locobase 8891.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassJohn Stanton
Locobase ID12,116
RailroadAtlantic Mining Company
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class2
Road Numbers5-6
GaugeStd
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Year1894
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)13.67
Engine Wheelbase (ft)21.33
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)110,000
Engine Weight (lbs)114,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)
Tender Water Capacity (gals)3000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)46
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)50
Boiler Pressure (psi)170
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)19" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)25,039
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.39
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)128
Grate Area (sq ft)23.75
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1537
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1537
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume195.15
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation4038
Same as above plus superheater percentage4038
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area21,760
Power L13916
Power MT313.94