Central de Salvador 2-8-0 Locomotives in El_Salvador


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 12236)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 21, p. 19. Works number was 15337 in May 1897..

Locobase 11622 describes two Consolidations on a Salvadorean railway that were identical to this 2-8-0 delivered six years later. Not too long after its arrival, the engine went to the San Salvador y Santa Tecla and received number 31. In 1912, the SS & ST was taken into the Guatemala Railway, which soon formed part of the International Railways of Central America. The 31 was renumbered 34 in 1928 and continued in service for at least another 24 years.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class2
Locobase ID12236
RailroadCentral de Salvador
CountryEl Salvador
Whyte2-8-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2 / 31 / 34
Gauge3'
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Year1897
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)10.67 / 3.25
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)16.58 / 5.05
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)63,000 / 28,576
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)70,000 / 31,752
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)32,000 / 14,515
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)102,000 / 46,267
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)26 / 13
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)38 / 965
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 20" / 381x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)13,086 / 5935.72
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.81
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)149 - 2.25" / 57
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)14.29 / 4.36
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)63.40 / 5.89
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)12.50 / 1.16
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1308 / 121.56
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1308 / 121.56
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume319.76
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 area8242
Power L13271
Power MT457.86

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