Saint Louis, Troy & Eastern 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 6 (Locobase 12512)

Data from "Equipment and Supplies - Locomotive Building," Railway Age Gazette, Vol 48, #4 (28 January 1910), p 214. Works number was 47773 in April 1910.

The SLT&E was strictly a transfer road for coal cars in the Saint Louis area. Incorporated in 1899, the company owned 25 miles of line that consisted of an 18.91-mile main line from East St Louis, Ill to Troy and from Edwardsville to Formosa, Ill.

The railroad obtained this wide-firebox Consolidation when the Buffalo & Susquehanna went into receivership and had to cancel its order. Originally to be numbered B&S 178, the 6 later served the Illinois Terminal as their 27. It was scrapped in 1948.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class6
Locobase ID12,512
RailroadSaint Louis, Troy & Eastern
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers6
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderAlco-Brooks
Year1910
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)14.25
Engine Wheelbase (ft)22.08
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)167,000
Engine Weight (lbs)185,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)
Tender Water Capacity (gals)6000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)12
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)70
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)51
Boiler Pressure (psi)200
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)21" x 28"
Tractive Effort (lbs)41,160
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.06
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)179
Grate Area (sq ft)54.40
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)2676
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)2676
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume238.40
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation10,880
Same as above plus superheater percentage10,880
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area35,800
Power L15408
Power MT285.57