Central San Jose 2-8-0 Locomotives in Cuba

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 14467)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 54, p. 177 and 179; Vol 64, p. 145 and Vol 78, p. 50. Works numbers were 43394 in May 1916, 45070 in February 1917, 52156 in August 1919, and 58778 in October 1925.

This plantation Consolidation design was well-suited for the sugar road for which it was bound. Rails weighed 41-45 lb/yard (20.5-22.5 kg/metres) and the railroad covered 27-28 km (16.8-17.4 miles). The second engine was named A F Goicoechea. The third and 4th, road numbers 5-6, were delivered after World War One and weighed about a ton more on the drivers and overall. The last specification included the instruction to lengthen the cab roof to better protect the crew and to eliminate the roof over the tender.

The Central San Jose was renamed Washington Sugar Company when it was bought by Czarnikow-Rionda in 1911. Some

Three of this quartet remained in service through the 1959 Revolucion and expropriation, when the CSJ was renamed for Augusto Cesar Sandino. 3 was renumbered 1350 and later reassigned to the Hermanos Ameijeiras mill, where it joined the 4, which bore 1351. Regauged for the 30" gauge in 1992, the 4 went to the Gregorio Arlee Manalich mill. The 6, also to be found at los Hermanos Ameijeiras, where it was numbered 1431.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID14467
RailroadCentral San Jose
Number in Class4
Road Numbers3-6 / 1350-1351, 1433
Number Built4
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)10.50 / 3.20
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)17 / 5.18
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.62
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)43.37 / 13.22
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)70,000 / 31,752
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)78,650 / 35,834
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)60,000 / 27,216
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)138,650 / 63,050
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)3000 / 11.36
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)5
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)29 / 14.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)37 / 940
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)165 / 11.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 20" / 381x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)17,057 / 7736.93
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.10
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)124 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)14.50 / 4.42
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)64 / 5.95
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)15.70 / 1.46
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1000 / 92.90
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1000 / 92.90
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume244.46
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2591
Same as above plus superheater percentage2591
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area10,560
Power L13283
Power MT413.59

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