Swan River Logging Company 2-8-0 "Consolidation" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 10 (Locobase 13833)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 39, p. 86. See the rootsweb reprint of Carl Boese, "The Early Days of Jacobson and Hill City" at [] . last accessed 4 February 2012. Works number was 37048 in October 1911.

SRLC laid its logging extension of the Duluth, Mississippi River & Northern in 1899 from Hibbing, Minnesota across the Mesabi Range into the town of Virginia. It was only open for a little more than a decade before it began selling off its property in 1912.

So why did the SRLC buy this Consolidation in 1911? The company continued to exploit part of its former holdings for decades and this engine helped move the timber. It was later sold to A Guthrie.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID13833
RailroadSwan River Logging Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers10
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)13.67 / 4.17
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.83 / 6.65
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.63
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)52.04 / 15.86
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)125,000 / 56,699
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)140,000 / 63,503
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)108,000 / 48,988
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)248,000 / 112,491
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)6000 / 22.73
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)8 / 7
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)52 / 26
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)51 / 1295
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)20" x 24" / 508x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)28,800 / 13063.48
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.34
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)280 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)12.42 / 3.79
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)162 / 15.05
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)32.90 / 3.06
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1971 / 183.11
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1971 / 183.11
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume225.77
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5922
Same as above plus superheater percentage5922
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area29,160
Power L14874
Power MT343.85

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