New River, Holston & Western 2-6-0 "Mogul" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 2 (Locobase 13078)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 30, p. 171. See also Norfolk and Western Railway Company. Agricultural and Industrial Dept, Industrial and Shippers Guide (Roanoke, Va: N & W, 1916), p. 118. Works number was 29954 in January 1907.

The NH & W paralleled the Wolf Creek for 43 miles from Narrows (on the New River) through Rocky Gap to Suiter. Only 6 2/3 miles had been built by the end of 1904 and progress was slow for years and according to Norfolk & Western's 1916 Industrial and Shippers Line, "There are no towns of any importance on the line."

But the railroad had many resources and the N & W, by now an interested shareholder, itemized them in glowing prose:

"The railway traverses narrow and fertile valleys. The larger portion of the land is still covered by virgin or second growth forests, principally of hardwood. The minerals consist of limestone and iron. The land is well adapted to grazing and fruit growing. Bland County in particular is a fine stock raising section, blue grass growing spontaneously. On Wolf Creek are a number of undeveloped water powers, while Narrows, the junction point, is a town affording exceptional opportunities for the establishment of woodworking plants and other industries. The territory traversed by this railroad offers many opportunities for lumbermen."

When the N & W took full control in 1919, the 2 was sold to Harry M Waugh, a compnay that still operated the engine in 1943.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID13078
RailroadNew River, Holston & Western
Number in Class1
Road Numbers2
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)11 / 3.35
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)17.67 / 5.39
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.62
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)41.83 / 12.75
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)66,000 / 29,937
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)80,000 / 36,287
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)60,000 / 27,216
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)140,000 / 63,503
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)3000 / 11.36
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)37 / 18.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)44 / 1118
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 22" / 381x559
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)15,300 / 6939.97
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.31
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)200 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)9 / 2.74
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)96.80 / 9
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)16.20 / 1.51
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1030 / 95.72
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1030 / 95.72
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume228.89
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2592
Same as above plus superheater percentage2592
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area15,488
Power L13948
Power MT395.63

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