A little more than a decade after they went to work for this Pennsylvania shortline, all three were sold to the Hocking Valley as their 280-282.
The C & P was a short line in Maryland's Allegany County that moved coal to the Mt Savage junction with the Baltimore & Ohio. Patrick Stakem of the Western Maryland Historical Society writes that this small railroad established a competent locomotive-building facility at its roundhouse in Mt Savage, Maryland.
Stakem's account shows that this unusual capability resulted from the arrival of James Milholland as director of the locomotive shop. Milholland was even then a well-known locomotive superintendent who had worked on the Philadelphia & Reading. The C & P shops took on several rebuilding projects before offering a catalogue of new locomotives for the railroad and for export.
At the turn of the century, Mt Savage supplied two classes of Consolidations for the C & P. This trio represented the smaller design; the Ls (see Locobase 6571) the larger.
It eventually came under the control of the Western Maryland and the shops were closed.
The C & P was a short line in western Pennsylvania that had its roundhouse in Mt Savage, Maryland; see Locobase 6570 for a more complete history. The L series seems to have been an enlargement of the two Ks that were delivered 5 years earlier, although the firebox heating surface remained about the same.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Class||27 / C13||K||L|
|Railroad||Cumberland & Pennsylvania||Cumberland & Pennsylvania||Cumberland & Pennsylvania|
|Number in Class||3||2||7|
|Road Numbers||27-29||21-22||23-24, 26, 29-33|
|Builder||Burnham, Williams & Co||C & P||C & P|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Driver Wheelbase (ft)||16||16.50||16.33|
|Engine Wheelbase (ft)||24.29||22.71||23.33|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.66||0.73||0.70|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)||53.83||53.83|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)|
|Weight on Drivers (lbs)||173,000||132,000||156,000|
|Engine Weight (lbs)||195,000||149,600||176,000|
|Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)||105,000||94,400||96,000|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)||300,000||244,000||272,000|
|Tender Water Capacity (gals)||5000||5000||5000|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)||9||9|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)||72||55||65|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Driver Diameter (in)||56||50||50|
|Boiler Pressure (psi)||200||160||200|
|High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)||22" x 30"||19" x 26"||21" x 26"|
|Tractive Effort (lbs)||44,079||25,530||38,984|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||3.92||5.17||4.00|
|Firebox Area (sq ft)||187||133||137|
|Grate Area (sq ft)||53.30||37||37|
|Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)||3243||2103||2590|
|Superheating Surface (sq ft)|
|Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)||3243||2103||2590|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||245.70||246.48||248.49|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||10,660||5920||7400|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||10,660||5920||7400|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||37,400||21,280||27,400|