Park & Cliff House 2-4-2 "Columbian" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 9 (Locobase 15380)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 14, p. 71. Works numbers were 9065, 9073 in February 1888.

These two saddle tanks were bought by the San Francisco company that managed the cable car networks as well as steam-powered railways. Soon after the P&CH bought these engines, the company was reorganized as the Ferries & Cliff House. See Locobase 11659 for some details.

The 1 was later sold to the San Jose & Alum Rock in 1896 as their #3 and soon went to work for the San Jose & Santa Clara. It found later work on the Shasta Land & Lumber. 2 was sold directly to the SL&L as their #4. A couple of years later the 2 went to Glynn & Peterson Mill & Lumber company. Finally, the Port Arena Tie & Fluming Co put the engine to work.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Locobase ID15380
RailroadPark & Cliff House
Number in Class2
Road Numbers9 / 1-2
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 5.67 / 1.73
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)20.33 / 6.20
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.28
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)20.33 / 6.20
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)36,000 / 16,329
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)56,000 / 25,401
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)56,000
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)30 / 15
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)45 / 1143
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)13" x 18" / 330x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)7470 / 3388.34
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.82
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)96 - 1.75" / 44
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)9 / 2.74
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 8.30 / 0.77
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 Computation1079
Same as above plus superheater percentage1079
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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