Des Moines & Kansas City 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 9 (Locobase 11531)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 15, p. 2. Works number was 9795 in February 1889. Railroad information from . The DM & KC, as noted in Locobase 11530, converted to standard gauge operation in Novemnber 1896. At that point, this Consolidation was sold in 1896 to the Kaslo & Slocan Railway, which served a mining region of the Kootenay Lake in Canada's British Columbia. The K & S enjoyed some boom years in the mid-1890s, says Wikipedia, but eventually succumbed to high operating costs incurred by frequent mud and snow slides and service was cut off in 1908 by yet more flooding and slides.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID11531
RailroadDes Moines & Kansas City
Number in Class1
Road Numbers9
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase11.50'
Engine Wheelbase18'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers70000 lbs
Engine Weight77000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity2500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)29 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter38"
Boiler Pressure130 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)16" x 20"
Tractive Effort14888 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.70
Heating Ability
Firebox Area87 sq. ft
Grate Area15.60 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1047 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1047 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume224.96
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2028
Same as above plus superheater percentage2028
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11310
Power L12622
Power MT330.32

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