Hall's Bay 2-6-0 Locomotives in Canada


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 4 (Locobase 11885)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 17 p. 23. Works numbers were 11859 in May 1891, 13519 in June 1893, and 13976 in March 1894. See also the Heritage Newfoundland site at []

The Hall's Bay Railway was the first railway in Newfoundland constructed by Sir Robert Gillespie Reid, who completed the line in 1893. After extending the line west to Port-au-Basque, Reid renamed the system Newfoundland Northern & Western in 1894. Ultimately, the NN&W evolved into the Reid Newfoundland group in 1898.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class4
Locobase ID11885
RailroadHall's Bay (NFD)
CountryCanada
Whyte2-6-0
Number in Class2
Road Numbers4, 6, 11 / 60-62
Gauge3'6"
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Year1891
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)11 / 3.35
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)17.83 / 5.43
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.62
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)56,000 / 25,401
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)66,000 / 29,937
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)3000 / 11.36
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)31 / 15.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)44 / 1118
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16" x 20" / 406x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)12,858 / 5832.30
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.36
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)210 - 1.75" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 9.67 / 2.95
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)92.25 / 8.57
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)16.50 / 1.53
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1012 / 94.05
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1012 / 94.05
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume217.63
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2145
Same as above plus superheater percentage2145
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11,993
Power L13020
Power MT356.68

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