Mount Hope Mineral 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 14345)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Vol 53, pp. 365+. Works numbers were 42076 in May 1915.

This was a New Jersey mining road that provided passenger service for the miners. The MHMRR was incorporated into the Central of New Jersey in 1930.

Meanwhile the 3 was sold to E H Wilson Company, who sold it to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive. In March 1929, BR&L sold the engine to the Cherry River Boom & Lumber of Richwood, WVa.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID14345
RailroadMount Hope Mineral
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase13.50'
Engine Wheelbase22'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.61
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)49.17'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers124000 lbs
Engine Weight140000 lbs
Tender Light Weight70000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight210000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity3500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)6 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)52 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter50"
Boiler Pressure190 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)19" x 26"
Tractive Effort30317 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.09
Heating Ability
Firebox Area156.60 sq. ft
Grate Area29.50 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1902 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1902 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume222.92
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5605
Same as above plus superheater percentage5605
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area29754
Power L14983
Power MT354.37

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