Calhoun Brick & Clay 0-4-0 "Switcher" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 15027)

Data from Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1912 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1912), p. 152.

Located in Calhoun County, Ill, the CC&B exploited a coal outcropping through a drift mine. Originally incorporated before 1882 as the Thomas Coal Company, the corporate name of CC&B only applied between 1907 and 1911.

To take men in and haul coal out, they needed a low-profile mine locomotive. Locobase hasn't determined the track gauge.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Locobase ID15027
RailroadCalhoun Brick & Clay
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
Number Built1
Valve Gear
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 2.75 / 0.84
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 2.75 / 0.84
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) 2.75 / 0.84
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)7580 / 3438
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)7580 / 3438
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)7580
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)6 / 3
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)18 / 457
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)9" x 8" / 229x203
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)4896 / 2220.79
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 1.55
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)13.10 / 1.22
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 3.31 / 0.31
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)58 / 5.39
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)58 / 5.39
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume98.31
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation530
Same as above plus superheater percentage530
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area2096
Power L11005
Power MT584.60

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