Raritan River 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 12845)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 31, p. 36 and Vol 43, pp. 195+. Works number was 31581 in August 1907, 33418 in May 1909, and 38808 in November 1912.


Class 6 (Locobase 12844)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 28, p. 147. Works number was 27136 in December 1905.

After less than 20 years in Raritan service, the 6 was sold to the E N Wilson Company. Less than 3 years later, ENW sold it to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive. In July 1926, Stewart Jones Company bought it from BR&L.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class16
Locobase ID12845 12844
RailroadRaritan RiverRaritan River
CountryUSAUSA
Whyte2-8-02-8-0
Number in Class11
Road Numbers1-2, 5, 76
GaugeStdStd
Number Built11
BuilderBurnham, Williams & CoBurnham, Williams & Co
Year19051905
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase13.67'13.67'
Engine Wheelbase21.83'21.42'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.63 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)49.83'48.37'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers127700 lbs108000 lbs
Engine Weight143900 lbs120000 lbs
Tender Light Weight90000 lbs90000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight233900 lbs210000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity4500 gals4500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)53 lb/yard45 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter51"50"
Boiler Pressure200 psi160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)20" x 24"20" x 24"
Tractive Effort32000 lbs26112 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.99 4.14
Heating Ability
Firebox Area162.40 sq. ft103.50 sq. ft
Grate Area32.90 sq. ft30 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1971 sq. ft1542 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1971 sq. ft1542 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume225.86176.70
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation65804800
Same as above plus superheater percentage65804800
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area3248016560
Power L154213147
Power MT374.35256.96


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