Chatham & Lebanon 4-4-0 Locomotives in Canada


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 244/B9b (Locobase 15706)

Data from CP 1911-24 Locomotive Diagrams supplied in August 2013 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Rail Data Exchange. Works number was 3448 in February 1900.

This single Eight-wheeler was built for a southern Vermont railway that had been chartered as the Bennington & Rutland, but renamed in 1896 after a reorganization. Still, the 1900 order was with the B&R for locomotive #16, although the locomotive was delivered as Rutland 244.

Not long after the 244 came into Rutland hands in 1901, it was sold to the Canadian Pacific.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class244/B9b
Locobase ID15706
RailroadChatham & Lebanon
CountryCanada
Whyte4-4-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers244//181/299/199
GaugeStd
Number Built1
BuilderBrooks
Year1900
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 8.50 / 2.59
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)23.67 / 7.21
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.36
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)49.33 / 15.04
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)88,000 / 39,916
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)134,900 / 61,190
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)98,000 / 44,452
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)232,900 / 105,642
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)4320 / 16.36
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 8.80 / 8
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)73 / 36.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)70 / 1778
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)190 / 13.10
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18.5" x 26" / 470x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)20,530 / 9312.26
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.29
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)301 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)11.99 / 3.65
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)162 / 15.05
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)30 / 2.79
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2053 / 190.73
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)2053 / 190.73
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume253.77
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5700
Same as above plus superheater percentage5700
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area30,780
Power L17845
Power MT393.07

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