Greenwich & Johnsonville 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 3 (Locobase 12607)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 24, p.223. Works number was 20188 in March 1902.

The G & J operated in the Hoosac River area of eastern New York, connecting Johnsonville in Washington County with Schuylerville, 21.4 miles away across the Hudson River. In 1903, the line absorbed the Battenkill Railway. An additional 10-mile branch linked Greenwich on the main line with the Rutland Railroad junction at Salem.

A 1907 report noted that the G & J was well-placed for Delaware & Hudson purposes: "By using the tracks of the Greenwich & Johnsonville Railway between Greenwich and Schuylerville and the Boston & Maine Railroad tracks between Schuylerville and Mechanicville, it will be possible to move the traffic of the Rutland & Washington Branch of The Delaware & Hudson Company by way of Saratoga, a distance of 30 miles, instead of by way of Castleton and Whitehall, a distance of 68 miles."

After the original #4 was wrecked in 1903, the #3 was renumbered.

(NB: The Baltimore-Annapolis Short Line 4-4-0 specified in Volume 28, p. 195 (works number 27259) was essentially identical except for a slightly smaller grate owing to an inch less width in the firebox.)

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID12607
RailroadGreenwich & Johnsonville
Number in Class1
Road Numbers3
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 7.50 / 2.29
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)21.58 / 6.58
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.35
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)70,000 / 31,752
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)100,200 / 45,450
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)70,000 / 31,752
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)170,200 / 77,202
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)3500 / 13.26
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)58 / 29
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)62 / 1575
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18" x 24" / 457x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)19,189 / 8703.99
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.65
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)223 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)11.58 / 3.53
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)137 / 12.73
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)30.30 / 2.82
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1480 / 137.55
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1480 / 137.55
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume209.34
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation5454
Same as above plus superheater percentage5454
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area24,660
Power L15696
Power MT358.79

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