Freeo Valley Railway 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class unknown (Locobase 11423)

Data from "Locomotive Building," The Railroad Gazette, Vol XLIII, No 11 (13 September 1907), p 307. Works number was 776 in March 1908

This little Consolidation went to work for the Eagle Lumber Company railway that was based in Ouachita, Ark and connected Eagle Mills with Princeton, Ark. (RG's notice gave Eagle Mills, Louisiana, for some reason). The FVR operated from 1904 to 1927.

Locomotive rebuilder/reseller Georgia Car & Locomotive bought the 7 and gave it stock #550. GC&L sold the engine to JW McWilliams Company, Inc in Fort Myers, Fla in August 1925, but the buyer returned it in the same month. Now GC&L 605, the 7 languished on the stock list until at least June 1937 and may have been scrapped without another sale.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Middle Run Media

Locobase ID11423
RailroadFreeo Valley Railway
Number in Class1
Road Numbers
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)80,000 / 36,287
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)90,000 / 40,823
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)2700 / 10.23
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 3.50 / 3
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)33 / 16.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)48 / 1219
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16" x 24" / 406x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)17,408 / 7896.15
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.60
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)160 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)13.67 / 4.17
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)21 / 1.95
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation3360
Same as above plus superheater percentage3360
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area
Power L1
Power MT

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