Minnesota, Dakota & Western 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 101 (Locobase 14092)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 46, p. 300. See also the Thursdaynighthikes history of Minnesota Railroads II at http://www.angelfire.com/mn/thursdaynighthikes/minnrrs2.html . Works numbers were 39393 in March 1913 and 44500 in December 1916.

Organized as the International Bridge & Terminal Company in 1902, this railroad gained its better-known initials in 1910 when E W Backus sought to connect some planned flour mills in International Falls, Minn, with Dakota wheat from the Pembina, North Dakota area. Moody's Manual of 1918 still carries a note that "It is proposed to construct 200 miles of line, extending from International Falls to various points in Minnesota."

But the mills weren't built and the railroad never grew beyond 44 miles. Moody's shows the line extending 22 miles to Loman, Minn, 3.3 miles from International Falls to Falls Junction, and the original IBT&C line from Fort Francis, Ontario and International Falls.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class101
Locobase ID14,092
RailroadMinnesota, Dakota & Western
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class2
Road Numbers101, 103
GaugeStd
Number Built2
BuilderBaldwin
Year1913
Valve GearBaker
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)15
Engine Wheelbase (ft)23
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)53.87
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)133,900
Engine Weight (lbs)147,890
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)100,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)247,890
Tender Water Capacity (gals)5000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)10
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)56
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)56
Boiler Pressure (psi)180
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)20" x 26"
Tractive Effort (lbs)28,414
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.71
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)156
Grate Area (sq ft)30.80
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)2136
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)2136
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume225.94
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5544
Same as above plus superheater percentage5544
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area28,080
Power L15182
Power MT341.28