Lodwick Lumber Company 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 15223)

Data from DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Baldwin Specifications, Vol 71, pp. 281+. See also Bertie Williams Brantley's account dated 1986 in Celeste Graves (ed), Magnolia Memories (Bloomington, IN:AuthorHouse, 2004), pp. 125-126. Works number was 55515 in July 1922.

Lodwick Lumber Company of Hicksbaugh, Tex, which operated the standard-gauge East Texas & Gulf, but also controlled a network of narrow-gauge tramway lines for which this little wood-burning logging Mogul was well-suited. Its connection to the ET&G is indicated by the provision that the painting of the 3 was "to be similar to East Texas & Gulf Locomotive No 52 10 20 1/4 D 27 [Locobase 11008]".

Some time later, the 3 went to William Hicks Lumber. This company built a sawmill in Magnolia, Tex that it opened in 1918. Bertie Brantley's reminiscence says that with the mill came employees' housing, a company-owned boarding house, and a commissary that, like many such stores in many lumber towns, took "sawmill money". The W-HLC coins "were made out of aluminum," said Brantley, " and had Williams-Hicks Lumber Company stamped across the face." Sawmill money that had not been spent after two weeks could be exchanged for US currency. Medical treatment came courtesy of the local doctor in Magnolia, who was paid by W-HLC.

When Williams decided to sell his interest in the mill in 1922, his bookkeeper, Mac McGee, was ready and able to put together a local syndicate of investors to make an offer. The new company was renamed Lone Star Lumber. Although run with verve even to expanding the mill's capacity, Lone Star couldn't withstand the Magnolia bank collapse a few years later and the company sold out to Grogan Cochran Lumber Company.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Locobase ID15223
RailroadLodwick Lumber Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 9.67 / 2.95
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)16.25 / 4.95
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.60
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)38.96 / 11.88
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)51,000 / 23,133
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)61,000 / 27,669
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)46,000 / 20,865
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)107,000 / 48,534
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)28 / 14
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)40 / 1016
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)170 / 11.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)13" x 20" / 330x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)12,210 / 5538.37
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.18
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)115 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)9 / 2.74
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)73 / 6.78
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)10.70 / 0.99
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)609 / 56.58
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)609 / 56.58
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume198.37
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1819
Same as above plus superheater percentage1819
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area12,410
Power L13596
Power MT466.34

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