Pittsburgh, Lisbon & Western 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 16 (Locobase 15208)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Vol 71, pp 136+. Works numbers were 56141 in January 1923 and 57774 in April 1924.

The PL&W was a 27.35 mile (44 km) shortline that extended from Lisbon, Ohio to New Galilee, Pa, with a branch from the mines at Cannelton, Pa. The ICC's Valuation Report reproduced at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Trains/ICC_valuations/Pittsburgh,_Lisbon_and_Western_Railroad, lists 11 previous corporate identities (the earliest being the e Darlington Cannel Coal Railroad in 1852) that eventually rolled up into the PL&W.

These Consolidations were purchased not long after the PL&W sought bids on new machinery to be installed in their New Galilee locomotive shop. But the railroad was heavily dependent on coal traffic. The PL&W's principal open-pit mine at Little Beaver Creek tapped out in 1930 and the railroad's future grew dimmer and dimmer. It was taken over by another Montour Railroad subsidiary Youngstown & Southern in 1945. Both of these Consolidations operated until 1951.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class16
Locobase ID15208
RailroadPittsburgh, Lisbon & Western
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class2
Road Numbers16-17
GaugeStd
Number Built2
BuilderBaldwin
Year1923
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase13.75'
Engine Wheelbase21.92'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)53.02'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers130000 lbs
Engine Weight146000 lbs
Tender Light Weight106000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight252000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity5000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)8 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)54 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter51"
Boiler Pressure200 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)20" x 24"
Tractive Effort32000 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.06
Heating Ability
Firebox Area164 sq. ft
Grate Area32.80 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1972 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1972 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume225.97
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation6560
Same as above plus superheater percentage6560
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area32800
Power L15439
Power MT368.95


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