Litchfield & Madison 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 155 (Locobase 14677)

Data from DeGolyer, Vol 62, pp. . Works numbers were 50999 in December 1918, 51087 in January 1919.

See Locobase's brief description of the L&M at Locobase 6289. Like the later Mikados, these Consolidations were low-drivered, but had superheaters and relatively large 14" (356 mm) diameter piston valves.

When the L&M was sold to the C&WI, these two were renumbered 218-219.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID14677
RailroadLitchfield & Madison
Number in Class2
Road Numbers155-156
Number Built2
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase14.25'
Engine Wheelbase23.33'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.61
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)56.71'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers171000 lbs
Engine Weight195000 lbs
Tender Light Weight130000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight325000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity7000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)12 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)71 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter51"
Boiler Pressure190 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)22" x 28"
Tractive Effort42915 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.98
Heating Ability
Firebox Area208 sq. ft
Grate Area49.50 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface2468 sq. ft
Superheating Surface511 sq. ft
Combined Heating Surface2979 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume200.34
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation9405
Same as above plus superheater percentage11004
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area46238
Power L110628
Power MT548.09

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