Surry Sussex & Southampton 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 8 (Locobase 12208)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volumes 20, p. 168; 21, p. 197; Vol 24, p. 178. (An identical locomotive for the Uintah in Volume 26, p. 119 used for reference). Works numbers were 14988 in August 1896, 16011 in June 1898, 20057 in February 1902, and 21236 in November.

Pine-wood burners for a network of logging roads in southeastern Virginia.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12,208
RailroadSurry Sussex & Southampton
Number in Class2
Road Numbers8, 10, 12
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)11.33
Engine Wheelbase (ft)17.83
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)48,000
Engine Weight (lbs)56,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)33,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)89,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)1800
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)20
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)37
Boiler Pressure (psi)160
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)14" x 18"
Tractive Effort (lbs)12,968
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.70
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)84
Grate Area (sq ft)13.70
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)800
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)800
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume249.45
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2192
Same as above plus superheater percentage2192
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area13,440
Power L13753
Power MT689.49

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