Visalia Railroad 2-4-0 "Porter" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Goshen (Locobase 11859)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 13, p. 131. Works number was 8251 in November 1886

The Visalia was a central California shortline that measured only 7 1/2 miles. In 1897, this little wood-burner was sold to the Anderson & Bella Vista and renamed J E Terry; its number was 1. On the A & BV, the Terry served the sawmills Seven years later, the Terry was destroyed by fire in December 1905.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID11859
RailroadVisalia Railroad
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 6.50 / 1.98
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)13 / 3.96
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.50
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)28,000 / 12,701
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)3500 / 1588
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)800 / 3.03
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)23 / 11.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)48 / 1219
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)140 / 9.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)11" x 18" / 279x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)5400 / 2449.40
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.19
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)119 - 1.5" / 38
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)7 / 2.13
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)47 / 4.37
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)11.80 / 1.10
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)370 / 34.39
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)370 / 34.39
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume186.87
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1652
Same as above plus superheater percentage1652
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area6580
Power L13422
Power MT538.87

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