Cincinnati & Westwood 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class M Weeks (Locobase 16181)

Data from DeGolyer, Volume 8, p. 31. See also the account of the C&W at [] and [], both last accessed 12 April 2016. Baldwin works number was 3987 in May 1876.

Produced in the same month as the Centennial Narrow Gauge Mogul shown in Locobase 9680, this engine weighed a little less and used a 2" (50.8 mm) longer stroke, but otherwise followed the same specs as the Delaware.

This short short line apparently had the sole purpose of connecting the suburb of Westwood with the city of Cincinnati. According to Jeffrey B. Jakucyk , the railroad's aspiration anticipated the frequently adopted rationale of trolley lines more than a decade hence: "Like the College Hill Railroad and the Mt. Lookout dummy line, it was constructed primarily to get people to buy suburban houses in the neighborhood it served, not as a heavy freight hauler. The railroad was never expected to make much money, if any, but to improve the value of the land speculators wanted to sell.'

Always run on a shoestring, the line first shut down in 1886, was reopened a year later. It was widened to standard gauge in 1891, limped along until 1924, but was only abandoned in 1941.

Meanwhile, the 5 had other railroads to serve. It was sold to the Chester & Lenoir Narrow Gauge Railroad in 1891, went to the Carolina & North Western in January 1897, and ended up two decades later as a logging Mogul for the Deep River Lumber and Avondale Lumber companies.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassM Weeks
Locobase ID16181
RailroadCincinnati & Westwood
Number in Class1
Road Numbers5
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)11.67 / 3.56
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)17.67 / 5.39
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.66
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)20,000 / 9072
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)34,000 / 15,422
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2000 / 7.58
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)11 / 5.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)37 / 940
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)12" x 18" / 305x457
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)7741 / 3511.26
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 2.58
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)124 - 1.5" / 38
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 8.02 / 2.44
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)60 / 5.57
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 8.50 / 0.79
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)451 / 41.90
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)451 / 41.90
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume191.10
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1105
Same as above plus superheater percentage1105
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area7800
Power L12551
Power MT843.60

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