Cincinnati & Westwood 2-8-2 "Mikado" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 13919)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University, Volume 41, p. 142. Works number was 37531 in February 1912.

The C & W was an interurban line that connected Cincinnati with a nearby suburb. As early as 1905, however, it was clear that the road's alignment simply couldn't compete with other passenger service. However, the route was useful for conveying coal and other freight and the 3 was purchased to provide additional motive power. See Locobase 11986 for more details about the railway.

The line closed in 1924 and further details about the 3's career are not available.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID13919
RailroadCincinnati & Westwood
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
Valve GearWalschaert
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)13.75 / 4.19
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)28.83 / 8.79
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.48
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)28.83 / 8.79
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)144,000 / 65,317
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)186,000 / 84,368
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)186,000
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)60 / 30
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)19" x 26" / 483x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)28,158 / 12772.27
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 5.11
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)280 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)11.33 / 3.45
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)135 / 12.54
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)26.80 / 2.49
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1785 / 165.83
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1785 / 165.83
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume209.26
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation4824
Same as above plus superheater percentage4824
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area24,300
Power L14412
Power MT270.19

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