Dowling Lumber Co 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 44 (Locobase 13956)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 43, p. 270. Works number was 39324 in February 1913.

This small wood-burning Consolidation was bought by J L Greer and sold to Dowling Lumber in Florida. Some time later, the 44 was sold to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Georgia Car and Locomotive Co. GC & L either couldn't find a buyer or simply chose to offer to a second rebuilder/reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive Co. BR & L induced Fordyce Lumber of Fordyce, Ark. give the 44 a home.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class44
Locobase ID13,956
RailroadDowling Lumber Co
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers44
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1912
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)12.50
Engine Wheelbase (ft)19.33
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)44.08
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)75,000
Engine Weight (lbs)85,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)60,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)145,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)3000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)31
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)44
Boiler Pressure (psi)170
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)16" x 22"
Tractive Effort (lbs)18,496
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.05
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)92
Grate Area (sq ft)16.40
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)967
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)967
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume188.88
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2788
Same as above plus superheater percentage2788
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15,640
Power L13475
Power MT408.59