Rio Grande & Eagle Pass 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 4 (Locobase 13560)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 34, p. 182. See Locobase 11592 for a brief history of this road. Works number was 34411 in March 1910.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13,560
RailroadRio Grande & Eagle Pass
Number in Class1
Road Numbers4
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)14.17
Engine Wheelbase (ft)21.83
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)133,500
Engine Weight (lbs)150,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)115,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)265,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)6000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)12
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)56
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)50
Boiler Pressure (psi)180
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)20" x 26"
Tractive Effort (lbs)31,824
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.19
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)138.80
Grate Area (sq ft)31.40
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)2100
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)2100
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume222.13
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5652
Same as above plus superheater percentage5652
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area24,984
Power L14433
Power MT292.83