This plantation Consolidatoin was ordered by Beguiristain Jose Maria for the San Isidro (more formally, the "Ingenio San Isidro Destileria el Infierno") in Quemado de Guines Province. Six years later, Baldwin produced a nearly identical engine, this time for an order from Compania Azucarera de Sagua. The two changes included increased weight--a 1,500 lb (680 kg) increase in adhesion weight and 2,000 lb (907 kg) in engine weight-- and the more significant switch to oil fuel. The tender now held 1,000 US gallons (3,785 litres) of heavy crude. A second oil-burner arrived a little more than a year later.
The 1 and 12 later operated on the Central Andreita. After the 1959 Revolution, the azucarera took the name Central Mal Tiempo and the 1 was renumbered 1321 and 12 took 1355. 10 remained on the San Isidro, gaining number 1347 when the mill was renamed for Osvaldo Sanchez.
These two stock Baldwin plantation Consolidations came to the Santa Isabel directly from Baldwin and were coal-burners. A third, oil-burning sister took a less direct route; see Locobase 14844.
Unlike the earlier two Baldwin plantation Consolidations, this engine was not directly delivered to the CSI. It was in fact ordered by Central Caribe as their #1, but the oil-burner was instead diverted to the Central Guira. This Central was at that moment on the brink of foreclosure, so Eddystone secured a third buyer in the Santa Isabel, which had ordered its two coal burners of identical design only months before (Locobase 14871).
Santa Isabel, then located in Santa Clara Province (renamed Las Villas Province in 1940), was nationalized after the 1959 Revolucion and renamed for Ramon Ponciano.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso|
|Railroad||Central San Isidro||Central Santa Isabel||Central Santa Isabel|
|Road Numbers||1, 10, 12 / 1347, 1321||1-2|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.57||0.66||0.65|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||41.21'||51.62'||51.75'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||63000 lbs||120600 lbs||119300 lbs|
|Engine Weight||70000 lbs||133600 lbs||132000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight||44000 lbs||100000 lbs||112500 lbs|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight||114000 lbs||233600 lbs||244500 lbs|
|Tender Water Capacity||2200 gals||5000 gals||5000 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||5 tons||10 tons||2500 gals|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated) on which locomotive could run||26 lb/yard||50 lb/yard||50 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||160 psi||170 psi||170 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||14" x 20"||20" x 24"||20" x 24"|
|Tractive Effort||14809 lbs||27744 lbs||27744 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||4.25||4.35||4.30|
|Firebox Area||60 sq. ft||144 sq. ft||144 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||11 sq. ft||30.30 sq. ft||30.50 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||906 sq. ft||1774 sq. ft||1774 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||906 sq. ft||1774 sq. ft||1774 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||254.25||203.29||203.29|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||1760||5151||5185|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||1760||5151||5185|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||9600||24480||24480|