Nevada & California 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Charles Moran (Locobase 11678)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 14, p. 188. Works number was 9519 in September 1888.

Performance specs for this locomotive included a 2% grade and curvature of 18 degrees.

Sold in February 1904 to the Tonopah as their #3. A year and half later, after the Tonopah's conversion to standard gauge Tonopah & Goldfield, the 3 relocated to the Sumpter Valley.

There it served the longest stint of its career, being retired in April 1930.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassCharles Moran
Locobase ID11678
RailroadNevada & California
Number in Class1
Road Numbers4
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Parry, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)10.75 / 3.28
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)16.42 / 5
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.65
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)64,000 / 29,030
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)71,000 / 32,205
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)
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)27 / 13.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)37 / 940
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)130 / 9
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16" x 20" / 406x508
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)15,291 / 6935.89
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.19
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)115 - 2.25" / 57
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)12.94 / 3.94
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)82.19 / 7.64
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)16.63 / 1.55
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)953 / 88.57
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)953 / 88.57
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume204.95
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2162
Same as above plus superheater percentage2162
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area10,685
Power L12351
Power MT323.94

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