Tallulah Falls 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 75 (Locobase 15118)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Vol 43, pp. 156+. Works number was 39188 in January 1913.

This small Consolidation had its tender lettered "Rabun Gap Route", connoting the rugged countryside in Georgia's most northeasterly county.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID15118
RailroadTallulah Falls
Number in Class1
Road Numbers75
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase14.50'
Engine Wheelbase28.33'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.51
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)51.42'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers115250 lbs
Engine Weight130850 lbs
Tender Light Weight90000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight220850 lbs
Tender Water Capacity4500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)8 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)48 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter50"
Boiler Pressure160 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)20" x 24"
Tractive Effort26112 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.41
Heating Ability
Firebox Area142 sq. ft
Grate Area30.20 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1772 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1772 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume203.06
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation4832
Same as above plus superheater percentage4832
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area22720
Power L13792
Power MT290.15

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