Ogdensburg & Lake Champlain 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 339 (Locobase 3286)

Firebox heating surface includes 11.5 sq ft of arch tubes. Railroad Gazette (11 Feb 1898) notes only the specifications and says nothing more about the locomotive or the railroad. A list of Schenectady production compiled by Robert Lehmuth (and supplied to Locobase in August 2013 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Raildata collection) lists the class's works numbers as 4645-4647 in December 1897.

According to Lehmuth's meticulous recounting, the three engines were soon modified as 19" x 28" simple-expansion engines; see Locobase 14561. They later served on the Rutland as their 550-552.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class339
Locobase ID3286
RailroadOgdensburg & Lake Champlain
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class3
Road Numbers339-341
GaugeStd
Number Built3
BuilderSchenectady
Year1897
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase15'
Engine Wheelbase22.83'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.66
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)49.92'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers135500 lbs
Engine Weight153000 lbs
Tender Light Weight
Total Engine and Tender Weight
Tender Water Capacity4000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)7.5 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)56 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter54"
Boiler Pressure200 psi
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke)22" x 28"
Low Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke)34" x 28" (1)
Tractive Effort30073 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.51
Heating Ability
Firebox Area173.50 sq. ft
Grate Area30.80 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface2243 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface2243 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume364.15
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation6160
Same as above plus superheater percentage6160
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area34700
Power L13806
Power MT247.70


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