Farmers Farm Company 0-4-0 "Switcher" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 4 (Locobase 15026)

Data from Roy V Wright (Ed.) 1912 Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice, Sixth Edition (New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company, 1912), p. 152. Works number was 4850 in April 1911.

Farmers Farm Company was based in Gardners Station, Ohio. Locobase can't find anything else about this company or even the town name.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Locobase ID15026
RailroadFarmers Farm Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers4
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 3.50 / 1.07
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 3.50 / 1.07
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) 3.50 / 1.07
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)10,000 / 4536
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)10,000 / 4536
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)10,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)8 / 4
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)20 / 508
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)5" x 10" / 127x254
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)1700 / 771.11
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.88
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)13.70 / 1.27
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 2.52 / 0.23
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)57 / 5.30
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)57 / 5.30
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume247.83
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation403
Same as above plus superheater percentage403
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area2192
Power L12910
Power MT1283.09

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