Virginia & Rainy Lake 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 14 (Locobase 14095)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 47, p. 102. Works number was 39670 in April 1913.

Possibly because it was considerably smaller than other Duluth & Northeastern engines, the 14 was sold to the Flanner Steger Land & Lumber Company of Laona, Wisc. FSL&L later sold the engine to Lake Superior Lumber of Blackwell, Wisc, which operated the Consolidation until 1948.


Class 19 (Locobase 14076)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 45, p. 210. Works number were 33896-33898 in October 1909.

The Baldwin specs show the engines to have been lettered for the Virginia & Rainy Lake Company, a white pine lumber harvester which erected the largest white pine saw mill. The railway soon became the Duluth & Northeastern and at the very least the 18-19 became the 24-25.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Class1419
Locobase ID14,095 14,076
RailroadVirginia & Rainy LakeVirginia & Rainy Lake
CountryUSAUSA
Whyte2-8-02-8-0
Number in Class13
Road Numbers1419-21 / 24-25
GaugeStdStd
Number Built13
BuilderBaldwinBaldwin
Year19131909
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft)1414
Engine Wheelbase (ft)21.5022.08
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.65 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft)49.8350.50
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs)
Weight on Drivers (lbs)106,000127,000
Engine Weight (lbs)119,000142,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs)100,000115,000
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs)219,000257,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals)50006000
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons)812
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd)4453
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in)5050
Boiler Pressure (psi)160180
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in)20" x 24"20" x 24"
Tractive Effort (lbs)26,11229,376
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.06 4.32
Heating Ability
Firebox Area (sq ft)141118
Grate Area (sq ft)23.5030
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft)16051995
Superheating Surface (sq ft)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft)16051995
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume183.92228.61
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation37605400
Same as above plus superheater percentage37605400
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area22,56021,240
Power L135294443
Power MT293.59308.51


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