Toledo, Peoria & Western / Toledo, Peoria, & Western 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class H-1 (Locobase 13924)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 41, p. 184, 186. Works numbers were 35160-35161 in October 1910 and 37625-37626 in April 1912.

The TP & W bought this quartet of relatively small Consolidations and ordered Belpaire fireboxes. A later order included superheat; see Locobase 13925.

All four were scrapped in April 1937


Class H-2 (Locobase 13925)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 41, p. 184, 186. Works numbers were 41107-41108 in January 1914.

Essentially the same as the H-1s delivered by Baldwin in the previous couple of years (Locobase 13924), this pair came to the road with superheaters installed. The Improved Belpaire firebox was a notable feature.

While the others were retired before World War II, these remained in service until April 1948.


Class H-8/H-9 (Locobase 7445)

In February 2006, Locobase put out a call for information on TP & W locomotives on the Classic Trains forum and received diagrams from Ray Breyer, a Peoria-based modeller who had obtained several pages of TP & W diagrams. From the diagram and the accompanying roster, Locobase was able to compile this entry on the most modern TP & W locomotives other than the H-10 Northerns.

Alco delivered two H-8s in October (works #44081) and November (44120) 1907. Almost three years later, 72-73 were produced in May 1910 (works #47698, 47704). The relatively generous firebox heating surface included 31 sq ft of arch tubes.

At the other end of their TP & W careers, the quartet went to Keystone in 1948-49 in the following order:

73 7/14/48

72 3/18/49

70 4/14/49

71 4/19/49

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
ClassH-1H-2H-8/H-9
Locobase ID13924 13925 7445
RailroadToledo, Peoria & WesternToledo, Peoria & WesternToledo, Peoria, & Western
CountryUSAUSAUSA
Whyte2-8-02-8-02-8-0
Number in Class424
Road Numbers11-1415-1670-73
GaugeStdStdStd
Number Built424
BuilderBaldwinBaldwinAlco-Brooks
Year191019141907
Valve GearWalschaertWalschaertWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase15.33'15.33'17.50'
Engine Wheelbase23.67'23.67'25.33'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65 0.65 0.69
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)57.50'57.37'59'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers151000 lbs163000 lbs208000 lbs
Engine Weight170000 lbs183000 lbs234500 lbs
Tender Light Weight130000 lbs130000 lbs150500 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight300000 lbs313000 lbs385000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity7000 gals7000 gals7500 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)14 tons14 tons12 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)63 lb/yard68 lb/yard87 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter57"57"63"
Boiler Pressure200 psi190 psi200 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)21" x 28"22" x 28"23" x 32"
Tractive Effort36827 lbs38397 lbs45679 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.10 4.25 4.55
Heating Ability
Firebox Area173.30 sq. ft172 sq. ft261 sq. ft
Grate Area46.60 sq. ft50.70 sq. ft56.40 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface2449 sq. ft2182 sq. ft3056 sq. ft
Superheating Surface507 sq. ft700 sq. ft
Combined Heating Surface2449 sq. ft2689 sq. ft3756 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume218.18177.12198.60
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation9320963311280
Same as above plus superheater percentage93201146313423
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area346603888962118
Power L156121114314549
Power MT327.74602.85616.83


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