There may have been an attempt at working some good-luck mojo when the E & A gave its very first locomotive road number 100. The road had one of its termini in Elkin, NC and ran 18 miles north in the direction of Jefferson, where the Southern's Richmond & Danville offered a junction. The stops it did serve, according to Abandoned Rails, were ..."Adsit, Klondike, "State Road", Parks, Thurmond, Doughton and ...Veneer."
Although it was successful for about 10 years after its 1911 opening, the E & A quickly succumed to the draining effects of US Route 21, which opened in 1921.
Sold to Georgia Car & Locomotive in 1919, the 100 registered several stops at other railroads during its career. Locomotive rebuilder/reseller GC & L sold to Kaul Lumber of Kaulton, Ala in 1919 and that company renumbered it 15. Obviously well-suited to KLC's needs, the 15 only moved on in 1941, landing back at GC & L. GC & L sold it to another rebuilder/reseller, Birmingham Rail & Locomotive. BR & L sold the engine to the Atlantic & Western, which gave it number 10.
Eventually the engine wound up on display at Youth Camps for Christ at Lake Gaston.
|Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media|
|Railroad||Elkin & Alleghany|
|Number in Class||1|
|Locomotive Length and Weight|
|Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase||0.63|
|Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)|
|Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)|
|Weight on Drivers||128000 lbs|
|Engine Weight||144000 lbs|
|Tender Light Weight|
|Total Engine and Tender Weight|
|Tender Water Capacity||4500 gals|
|Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)||8 tons|
|Minimum weight of rail (calculated)||53 lb/yard|
|Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort|
|Boiler Pressure||200 psi|
|Cylinders (dia x stroke)||20" x 24"|
|Tractive Effort||32640 lbs|
|Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)||3.92|
|Firebox Area||155 sq. ft|
|Grate Area||30 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface||2033 sq. ft|
|Combined Heating Surface||2033 sq. ft|
|Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume||232.96|
|Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)|
|Robert LeMassena's Power Computation||6000|
|Same as above plus superheater percentage||6000|
|Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area||31000|