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

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 101 (Locobase 13894)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 40, p. 19. Works numbers were 37048 in June 1912 and 38822 in November.

Both of the Ten-wheelers were bought by Grandin Lumber, which exploited 70,000 acres in North Carolina's Wilkes and Watauga counties. The Watauga Railway was not the same line as the Watauga & Yadkin River.

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID13894
Number in Class1
Road Numbers101-102
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase13.67'
Engine Wheelbase21.83'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)52.04'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers128000 lbs
Engine Weight144000 lbs
Tender Light Weight115000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight259000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity6000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)10 tons
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)53 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter51"
Boiler Pressure180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)20" x 24"
Tractive Effort28800 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.44
Heating Ability
Firebox Area162.40 sq. ft
Grate Area32.90 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface1971 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface1971 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume225.86
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5922
Same as above plus superheater percentage5922
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area29232
Power L14879
Power MT336.14

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