Champlain & St. Lawrence 4-2-0 Locomotives in Canada

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Jason C Pierce / C (Locobase 4832)

Loco Profile 11 (Brian Reed, 1971) says that this type, offered as part of a standard series of four 4-2-0 types in the late 1830s was the least widely sold. Itr appears to belong to the C&StL because their early 4-2-0s were apparently quite similar. Of the four Norris types, these were by far the least powerful..

The Jason C Pierce was converted to a 4-4-0 arrangement in 1844 and remained on the C&StL until 1850.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassJason C Pierce / C
Locobase ID4832
RailroadChamplain & St. Lawrence
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Number Built1
Valve Gear
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)8022 / 3639
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)15,705 / 7124
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)13 / 6.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)48 / 1219
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)101.50 / 7
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)9" x 18" / 229x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)2621 / 1188.87
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.06
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)58 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)7 / 2.13
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)29.29 / 2.72
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 6.37 / 0.59
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)247 / 22.96
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)247 / 22.96
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume185.71
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation647
Same as above plus superheater percentage647
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area2973
Power L12402
Power MT660.12

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