Green Bay & Western 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class R-2 / C-38 (Locobase 1351)

Data from 1947 diagram reproduced on (accessed 17 June 2003). See the detailed roster at, last accessed 20 December 2011. Works numbers were 67819-67820 in April 1929.

Drury (1993) comments that unlike earlier 20th-cent Consolidations on the GB & W, these engines were well suited to the 70-lb rail. The lower works number represented Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western's #49 (sale price was $34,050) while its younger twin was numbered 69 on the GB & W.

They operated on the Green Bay Routes until November 1950, being renumbered 350-351 in 1936.When they were retired, 351 was sold to the Ahnapee & Western and 350 went to the Consolidated Water Power and Paper Company

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassR-2 / C-38
Locobase ID1351
RailroadGreen Bay & Western
Number in Class2
Road Numbers
Number Built2
Valve GearBaker
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase15.50'
Engine Wheelbase23.67'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)55.79'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers156000 lbs
Engine Weight174000 lbs
Tender Light Weight138000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight312000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity7000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)14 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)65 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter55"
Boiler Pressure200 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)21" x 28"
Tractive Effort38167 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.09
Heating Ability
Firebox Area161 sq. ft
Grate Area43.10 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1767 sq. ft
Superheating Surface403 sq. ft
Combined Heating Surface2170 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume157.42
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation8620
Same as above plus superheater percentage10258
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area38318
Power L110125
Power MT572.35

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