Swan River Logging Company 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 10 (Locobase 13833)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 39, p. 86. See the rootsweb reprint of Carl Boese, "The Early Days of Jacobson and Hill City" at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mnaitkin/jacobson.htm . last accessed 4 February 2012. Works number was 37048 in October 1911.

SRLC laid its logging extension of the Duluth, Mississippi River & Northern in 1899 from Hibbing, Minnesota across the Mesabi Range into the town of Virginia. It was only open for a little more than a decade before it began selling off its property in 1912.

So why did the SRLC buy this Consolidation in 1911? The company continued to exploit part of its former holdings for decades and this engine helped move the timber. It was later sold to A Guthrie.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class10
Locobase ID13,833
RailroadSwan River Logging Company
CountryUSA
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers10
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBaldwin
Year1911
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)13.67
Engine Wheelbase (ft)21.83
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)52.04
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)125,000
Engine Weight (lbs)140,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)108,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)248,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)6000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)8
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)52
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)51
Boiler Pressure (psi)180
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)20" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)28,800
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.34
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)162
Grate Area (sq ft)32.90
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)1971
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)1971
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume225.86
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5922
Same as above plus superheater percentage5922
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area29,160
Power L14876
Power MT343.99


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