Canada Atlantic 4-4-0 Locomotives in Canada


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class J-1 / 2119 / B-9 (Locobase 15636)

Data from DeGolyer, Volume 13, p. 159 and CN Steam Locomotive Diagrams Assorted supplied in August 2013 by Allen Stanley from his extensive Rail Data Exchange. Works numbers were 8285, 8287 in December 1886, 9130 in January 1888, 9130 in March.

Over their nearly forty years of operation, the basic specifications for this quartet of Eight-wheelers changed very little. The 1888 locomotive boilers had two fewer tubes and the tender held 500 US gallons (1,893 litres) more water. At some later date, their driver diameters grew by an inch to 69" (1,753 mm).

They were, however, renumbered several times. The CAR gave them 609-612 in 1888. After the CAR's amalgamation with the Grand Trunk, they were renumbered 1320-1323 and renumbered again in 1910 as 2119-2122. Finally, the Canadian National took over the GTR and renumbered the four in 1923 to 244-247. Even then they had differences in detail rather than significant variations.

247 was scrapped in November 1924, followed by 246 (December). 244-245 were sent to the ferro-knacker's in June 1925.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassJ-1 / 2119 / B-9
Locobase ID15636
RailroadCanada Atlantic (GTR)
CountryCanada
Whyte4-4-0
Number in Class4
Road Numbers13-14 / 2119-2122 / 244-247
GaugeStd
Number Built4
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Year1886
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 8.25 / 2.51
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)22 / 6.71
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.38
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)45.08 / 13.74
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)50,000 / 22,680
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)76,000 / 34,473
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)56,000 / 25,401
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)132,000 / 59,874
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)3000 / 11.36
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)8 / 7
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)42 / 21
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)68 / 1727
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)140 / 9.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)17" x 24" / 432x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)12,138 / 5505.71
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.12
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)188 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)11 / 3.35
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)98 / 9.10
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)17.53 / 1.63
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1181 / 109.72
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1181 / 109.72
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume187.16
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2454
Same as above plus superheater percentage2454
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area13,720
Power L14202
Power MT370.55

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