The CVR and the Connotton Northern operated among cities in central Ohio that included Carrollton, Bedford, and Mapleton - the three names bestowed on the locomotive delivered to this line. Although it was built to standard-gauge standards and was one of the largest narrow-gauge systems in the east, the CVR's financial managment proved unequal to the task of supporting prosperity and the line went into receivership in 1884 and reemerged as the Cleveland & Canton Southern.
When the C & C sold the three engines, they had widely varying second careers. The Carrollton operated on the Salt Lake & Eastern until 1897, the Utah Central as #2 for a year, the Rio Grande Western in 1898, and finally the Sumpter Valley in 1900. It was scrapped in 1914.
After a brief period with the locomotive rebuilder/reseller New York Equipment, the 12 went to work on Virginia's Farmville & Powhatan, which became the Tidewater & Western until 1917, when it closed. Southern Iron & Equipment bought up the old Consolidation and soon sold it to a Cuban railroad.
Mapleton (17, now renumbered 23 on the C & C) also went to NY Equipment, which sold it to the Houston East & West Texas Railroad in 1889. The HE & WT sold it to SI & E, who sold it in 1900 to the Kingston & Central Mississippi in 1900. Two years later, a third rebuilder/recycler/reseller -- Birmingham Rail & Locomotive -- salvaged the engine and named it Laurel. Three years later in 1905, BR & L sold it to AW Stevens Lumber Company of Chatawa, Miss, which apparently operated the engine in Honduras. Finally, in 1910, the Vaccaro Brothers bought the locomotive for scrap.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Number in Class||3|
|Road Numbers||13, 12, 17|
|Builder||Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.64|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)||40.17'|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers|
|Tender Light Weight|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight|
|Tender Water Capacity||1500 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)||15" x 18"|
|Tractive Effort||12431 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)|
|Firebox Area||75 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||13.90 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||797 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||797 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||216.48|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||1807|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||1807|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||9750|