New York & Pennsylvania 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 30 (Locobase 13223)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 31, p. 87. See also Ron Taylor's history of the Nip at []. Works number was 32194 in November 1907.

The Nip ran from Canisteo, New York to the junction with the Pittsburg, Shamut & Northern at Ceres, Pa. Its mainline covered 57 miles after the amalgamation in 1895 of the NYP of New York and the Pennsylvania-based Olean, Oswayo & Eastern. This little Consolidation served the 5 dozen (ish) miles.

Taylor says the line was never very healthy financially, but the Nip struggled on for decades even after the 1916 flood that washed away a key trestle. Several different fund-raising efforts sustained the line until the middle 1930s, when the line was finally sold and cut up for scrap.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID13223
RailroadNew York & Pennsylvania
Number in Class1
Road Numbers30
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)14 / 4.27
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.50 / 6.55
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)122,000 / 55,338
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)137,000 / 62,142
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)90,000 / 40,823
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)227,000 / 102,965
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)4500 / 17.05
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)51 / 25.50
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)20" x 24" / 508x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)29,376 / 13324.75
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.15
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)202 - 2.25" / 57
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)13.08 / 3.99
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)141 / 13.10
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)29.80 / 2.77
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1688 / 156.82
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1688 / 156.82
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume193.36
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5364
Same as above plus superheater percentage5364
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area25,380
Power L14112
Power MT297.23

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