Tidewater 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 303 (Locobase 12854)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 28, p. 158. Works numbers were 26952-26953 in November 1905..

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12854
RailroadTidewater (VGN)
Number in Class2
Road Numbers303-304
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase14'
Engine Wheelbase21.50'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers120500 lbs
Engine Weight136000 lbs
Tender Light Weight120000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight256000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity6000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)9 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)50 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter50"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)20" x 24"
Tractive Effort29376 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.10
Heating Ability
Firebox Area150 sq. ft
Grate Area30 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface2056 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface2056 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume235.60
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5400
Same as above plus superheater percentage5400
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area27000
Power L14823
Power MT352.96

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