Ocean View 0-4-2 Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 4 (Locobase 11618)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 15, p. 76. See Locobase 16366 for a skeptical 1877 view of steam dummies and Locobase 11577 for a supporting 1889 discussion of the problems associated with running steam dummies on urban street railways.Works number was 9950 in April 1889. See wikipedia ([], last accessed 15 August 2010)

Although briefly in the employ of this Norfolk to Hampton Beach street railway, the 4 went to the Wilmington Sea Coast in North Carolina (see [] for a description of this railway), but the electrification of that railway led to its sale to Angola Lumber in 1893.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID11618
RailroadOcean View
Number in Class1
Road Numbers4
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 4.67 / 1.42
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)10.17 / 3.10
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.46
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)10.17 / 3.10
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)12,150 / 5511
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)23,430 / 10,628
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)25,950 / 11,771
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)20 / 10
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)33 / 838
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)8" x 12" / 203x305
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)2572 / 1166.64
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 9.11
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)64 - 1.75" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 6.74 / 2.05
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 7.30 / 0.68
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation949
Same as above plus superheater percentage949
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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