Warrior Southern / Waycross & Southern 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives of the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 12668)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 25, p.242. Works number was 22024 in April 1903.

The Mobile & Ohio controlled this short line but never actually merged it into the rest of the system. Consolidation #1 was the only locomotive that operated on 13.7-mile road in 1915; in the same year, the WS owned 164 freight cars and 1 passenger car.

The engine was gone from the road by 1934.

Class 7 (Locobase 14035)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 52, p 309. See Locobase 14033 for a description of the W & S. Works number was 42767 in December 1915.

This small Consolidation was bought by Charles Hebard and Sons, but operated on the W & S's 55-lb/yard (27.5-kg/metre) rail over a relatively undemanding profile that included 12-degree curves on the Y tracks (and less on the main) as well as 1% grades measuring all of 1,000 feet (305 metres).

When the railroad closed in 1927, the 7 was bought by locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment. SI & E sent it along for a short career with Vredenburgh Saw Mill Co as their 15. The Vredenburgh sold the engine in 1929 to Kirby Lumber as their 104

Specifications by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media
Locobase ID12668 14035
RailroadWarrior SouthernWaycross & Southern
Number in Class11
Road Numbers17
Number Built11
BuilderBurnham, Williams & CoBaldwin
Valve GearStephensonWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase15.25'14.25'
Engine Wheelbase23.92'21.58'
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheebase 0.64 0.66
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender)47.17'
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle)
Weight on Drivers160000 lbs100000 lbs
Engine Weight180000 lbs114000 lbs
Tender Light Weight120000 lbs80000 lbs
Total Engine and Tender Weight300000 lbs194000 lbs
Tender Water Capacity6000 gals4000 gals
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated)67 lb/yard42 lb/yard
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter57"48"
Boiler Pressure200 psi180 psi
Cylinders (dia x stroke)22" x 28"18" x 24"
Tractive Effort40418 lbs24786 lbs
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.96 4.03
Heating Ability
Firebox Area199 sq. ft134 sq. ft
Grate Area34.30 sq. ft27.90 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface2622 sq. ft1534 sq. ft
Superheating Surface
Combined Heating Surface2622 sq. ft1534 sq. ft
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume212.84217.02
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation68605022
Same as above plus superheater percentage68605022
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area3980024120
Power L155794490
Power MT307.49395.95

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