Hartwell 0-4-2 Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Nancy Hart (Locobase 11760)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 9, p. 183. See also George Woodman Hilton, American Narrow-Gauge Railroads (Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 1990), pp. 372-373. Works numbers were 4798 in October 1879.

The Hartwell consisted of 10 miles of rail that connected Hartwell , Ga with Bowersville. Southern Railway bought the HRR, but an earlier suit against the bankrupt Richmond & Danville resulted in the Southern leasing the HRR to T J Lindner for 10 years in 1898. Hilton reports that J D Matheson took over as lessee in 1902. Apparently, the Hartwell was small enough that it evaded complete absorption and survived as an independent short line. Indeed, it continued to handle freight into the 21st Century.

Operated by the Hartwell for almost 20 years as its one and only locomotive, the 1 was sold to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment when Matheson converted the HRR to standard gauge in 1905.

in 1907. SI & E found a buyer in December 1911 in J J Jones Lumber Company of Webb, Miss, but the engine apparently didn't satisfy JJLC, so it sold it back to SI & E in 1914. Within a few months, SI & E sold the engine to Georgia Gravel in January 1915.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

ClassNancy Hart
Locobase ID11760
Number in Class1
Road Numbers1
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)4 / 1.22
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)10.50 / 3.20
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.38
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)10.50 / 3.20
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)300 / 1.14
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)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)9" x 14" / 229x356
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)4177 / 1894.66
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort)
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)64 - 1.5" / 38
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 6.71 / 2.05
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)26 / 2.42
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 6.70 / 0.62
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)193 / 17.94
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)193 / 17.94
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume187.38
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation871
Same as above plus superheater percentage871
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area3380
Power L12038
Power MT

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