Dare Lumber 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 13470)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 32, p. 247. See also Suzanne Tate, Logs & moonshine: tales of Buffalo City, Issue 3, (Nags Head, NC: Nags Head Art, Inc, 2000), p. 30. Works number was 32833 in June 1908.

The 2 was the "big one" of the 3 "lokies" that served the DLC in the forests near its Elizabeth City, NC headquarters; Locobase supposes the other two were Shays. According to Tate, "Railroad spurs in the woods connected to the main track that came through Buffalo City." When the small lokies brought the logs out to the main line, the 2 would take them to the "transfer", where they were lifted onto a barge.

The 2 was later sold to the Seligman Williams & Ball Logging Company.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Locobase ID13470
RailroadDare Lumber
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)10.33 / 3.15
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)16.17 / 4.93
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)30,000 / 13,608
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)37,000 / 16,783
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)24,000 / 10,886
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)61,000 / 27,669
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1200 / 4.55
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)17 / 8.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)34 / 864
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)9" x 16" / 229x406
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)5832 / 2645.35
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.14
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)103 - 1.5" / 38
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 7.58 / 2.31
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)37 / 3.44
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 6.60 / 0.61
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)340 / 31.60
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)340 / 31.60
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume288.14
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1188
Same as above plus superheater percentage1188
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area6660
Power L14538
Power MT1000.46

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