Cardenas-American Sugar Company - Dos Rosas 2-6-0 Locomotives in Cuba


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 1 (Locobase 14024)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 44, p. 306. Works number was 38695 in November 1912.

Dos Rosas was a small sugar mill operating in Matanzas. Cardenas-American bought the company in 1912 and merged with nearby Precioso.


Class 2 (Locobase 14366)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 54, p. 56. Works number was 38695 in November 1912.

Dos Rosas was a small sugar mill operating in Matanzas. Cardenas-American bought the company in 1912 and merged with nearby Precioso. Two years after it bought the #1 (shown in Locobase 14024), Cardenas returned to Eddystone and bought a very similar plantation Mogul, but one with a slightly larger firebox.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class12
Locobase ID14024 14366
RailroadCardenas-American Sugar Company - Dos RosasCardenas-American Sugar Company - Dos Rosas
CountryCubaCuba
Whyte2-6-02-6-0
Number in Class11
Road Numbers12
Gauge2'6"2'6"
Number Built11
BuilderBaldwinBaldwin
Year19121914
Valve GearStephensonStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 7.50 / 2.29 7.50 / 2.29
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)14 / 4.2714 / 4.27
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.54 0.54
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)36.08 / 1136.08 / 11
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)39,500 / 17,91739,500 / 17,917
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)46,000 / 20,86546,000 / 20,865
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)36,000 / 16,32936,000 / 16,329
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)82,000 / 37,19482,000 / 37,194
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1800 / 6.821800 / 6.82
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)4 / 44 / 4
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)22 / 1122 / 11
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)36 / 91436 / 914
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)12" x 16" / 305x40612" x 16" / 305x406
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)8704 / 3948.078704 / 3948.07
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.54 4.54
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)88 - 2" / 5188 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 8.26 / 2.52 8.26 / 2.52
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)53.70 / 4.9959 / 5.48
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 7.90 / 0.73 7.80 / 0.72
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)430 / 39.95436 / 40.51
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)430 / 39.95436 / 40.51
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume205.31208.17
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation12641248
Same as above plus superheater percentage12641248
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area85929440
Power L132023351
Power MT536.14561.09

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