FC del Sur 2-6-0 Locomotives in Ecuador

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Ocho de Septiembre (Locobase 11779)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 10, p. 44. Works number was 5219 in August 1880.

Increasingly isolated in a standard-gauge world, this little Mogul left the MR in 1895 and went to the Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic. But the DSS & A converted to standard-gauge in 1901 and the 4 moved on to the Cadillac Handle Company in Cadillac, Mich. The CHC produced wood handles - as many as 125,000 broom handles in a given day.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

ClassOcho de Septiembre
Locobase ID11779
RailroadFC del Sur
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)12 / 3.66
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)18 / 5.49
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.67
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)45,000 / 20,412
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)52,000 / 23,587
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1600 / 6.06
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)25 / 12.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)37 / 940
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)14" x 18" / 356x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)10,536 / 4779.05
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.27
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)154 - 1.75" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 8.44 / 2.57
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)53 / 4.93
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)12.50 / 1.16
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)640 / 59.48
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)640 / 59.48
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume199.56
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1625
Same as above plus superheater percentage1625
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area6890
Power L12262
Power MT332.46

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