Baltimore & Delta 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Thomas C Jenkins (Locobase 11798)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines, 1888, as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 11, p. 33. Works numbers were 6134 and 6140 in April 1882.

These two Consolidations were diverted from the large order that were delivered to the Denver & Rio Grande (see Locobase 11797).

Both the 3 and 4 (named George S Brown) had remained on the physical rails north of Baltimore throughout all of the corporate name changes. Alas, the 4 was wrecked at Vale in February 1899. In 1901, the Banner Lumber Company in Louisiana purchased the 3 to operate it on the Kentwood & Eastern. The K&E ran the engine for almost 20 years before letting it go to locomotive rebuilder/reseller Southern Iron & Equipment, which sold it to J H Burnham as their 20 but quickly repossessed it, put it on a side track, and apparently forgot about it for 40 years.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassThomas C Jenkins
Locobase ID11798
RailroadBaltimore & Delta
Number in Class2
Road Numbers3-4
Number Built2
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)11.33 / 3.45
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)17.83 / 5.43
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.64
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)41.79 / 12.74
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)50,000 / 22,680
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)60,000 / 27,216
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2500 / 9.47
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)21 / 10.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)36 / 914
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)15" x 20" / 381x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)13,813 / 6265.48
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.62
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)153 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 9.63 / 2.94
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)88 / 8.18
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)16.70 / 1.55
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)852 / 79.18
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)852 / 79.18
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume208.31
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2171
Same as above plus superheater percentage2171
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area11,440
Power L12464
Power MT434.57

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