Quebec Central 2-6-0 Locomotives in Canada

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 28 (Locobase 11430)

Data from "Locomotive Building," The Railroad Gazette, Vol XLI, No 2 (13 July 1906), p. 9.Works numbers were 749-750. See also R L Kennedy, "Quebec Central Railway" archived at Old Time Trains ([], last accessed 10 July 2010.)

The QCR was financed primarily by English interests. It was incorporated in 1869 as the Sherbrooke, Eastern Townships and Kennebec Railway and ran in the province south of the St Lawrence River. By 1875, it was renamed the QCR. Eventually, it owned 295 1/2 miles and leased about 65 more.

The pair of Moguls shown in this entry were relatively large and powerful for the wheel arrangement as operated in Canada.

In 1913, the Canadian Pacific Railway negotiated what RL Kennedy describes as " of its infamous 999-year leases"; during that time, Kennedy notes, the CPR owned only about 10% of the assets.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID11430
RailroadQuebec Central
Number in Class2
Road Numbers28-29
Number Built2
BuilderCanadian Locomotive Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)122,000 / 55,338
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)144,000 / 65,317
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)4000 / 15.15
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)10 / 9
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)68 / 34
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)50 / 1270
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)200 / 13.80
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)20" x 26" / 508x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)35,360 / 16039.05
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.45
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)280 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)12 / 3.66
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)26.75 / 2.49
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1921 / 178.53
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1921 / 178.53
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume203.28
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5350
Same as above plus superheater percentage5350
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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