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

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 5 (Locobase 15227)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Vol 71, pp. 305+. Works number was 57399 in October 1923.

This small Mogul switcher was originally ordered by the Charcoal Iron Company of America as their #15. It appears that two buyers wanted to switch places (see Locobase 15297), so Baldwin relettered this engine for a timber harvester in Nadawah, Ala as a logging engine. It had the unusual combination (for US engines, anyway) of superheat, 8"(203 mm) piston valves, and inside link motion.

In 1921, the NLC moved its headquarters to Birmingham while still handling the products of its own mill in Nadawah as well as the output of the Kyser and Usrey Lumber companies.

Schuster Springs Lumber took over the operation of the 5 in May 1928. It was succeeded by WT Smith Lumber of Fountain, Ala. In January 1937, locomotive rebuilder/reseller Birmingham Rail & Locomotive bought the 5 and sold it in September 1939 to Central Engineering Company of Pinopolis Junction, SC, where it supported the construction of the Pinopolis Dam and Lake Moultrie. By July 1942, the engine worked for the Dewey Portland Cement Company of Dewey, Okla.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID15227
RailroadNadawah Lumber Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers5
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)12 / 3.66
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)19.75 / 6.02
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.61
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)47.54 / 14.49
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)99,000 / 44,906
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)115,000 / 52,163
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)105,500 / 47,854
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)220,500 / 100,017
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)5000 / 18.94
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)8 / 7
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)55 / 27.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)50 / 1270
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18" x 24" / 457x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)23,795 / 10793.24
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.16
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)110 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)18 - 5.375" / 137
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)11 / 3.35
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)109 / 10.13
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)20.70 / 1.92
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)994 / 92.34
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)192 / 17.84
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1186 / 110.18
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume140.59
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3726
Same as above plus superheater percentage4322
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area22,759
Power L16931
Power MT463.04

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