Vaccaro Brothers & Company 2-4-0 Locomotives in Honduras


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Florence (Locobase 15045)

Data from Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1912 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1912), p. Works number is 29965 in July 1904.

See Locobase 14193 for a discussion of this North American banana grower and its growth. This little six-wheeler most likely preceded the 2-6-0 shown in that entry. Wright did not supply a full card of data in the Cyclopedia.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassFlorence
Locobase ID15045
RailroadVaccaro Brothers & Company
CountryHonduras
Whyte2-4-0
Number in Class1
Road Numbers1
Gauge3'
Number Built1
BuilderAlco-Pittsburgh
Year1904
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)20,950 / 9503
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)30 / 762
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)145 / 10
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)8" x 14" / 203x356
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)3681 / 1669.68
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)204 / 18.95
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)204 / 18.95
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume250.46
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation
Same as above plus superheater percentage
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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