Cambria & Indiana 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 14 (Locobase 14597)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 59, p. 371. Works numbers were 53183-53184 in April 1920.

Note the long-stroke cylinders, which were fed by 14" (356 mm) piston valves. Firebox heating surface area included 26 sq ft (2.4 sq m) in four arch tubes.

Never leaving the western Pennsylvania coal road, the 14 and 15 served until June 1944. Why they were retired in the middle of World War Two is worth further study.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID14597
RailroadCambria & Indiana
Number in Class2
Road Numbers14-15
Number Built2
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase17.50'
Engine Wheelbase26.42'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.66
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)61.32'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers211500 lbs
Engine Weight236000 lbs
Tender Light Weight159500 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight395500 lbs
Tender Water Capacity8000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)14 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)88 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter63"
Boiler Pressure200 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)23" x 32"
Tractive Effort45679 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.63
Heating Ability
Firebox Area211 sq. ft
Grate Area56.50 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface2847 sq. ft
Superheating Surface751 sq. ft
Combined Heating Surface3598 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume185.01
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation11300
Same as above plus superheater percentage13673
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area51062
Power L114549
Power MT606.62

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