Jackson Lumber Company 4-6-0 "Ten-Wheeler" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Dixie (Locobase 13240)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 23, p. 242. See also [], last accessed 11 October 2011. Works numbers 18726 in March 1901.

Jackson Lumber was based in Lockhart, Ala, just "a rock's throw" from the Florida border (and adjacent to Florala, Fla). According to the 2003 Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) account, the town was laid out with all the amenities. "Everything imaginable was provided -- a mill, a park, a well-stocked mercantile store, gleaming white houses and even tree-lined streets ....Truly unique."

"Still, like all lumber towns," the ACES article continues, "Lockhart was a "cut-out-and-get-out" operation from the very start.

"'They figured they had about 40 years of timber, virgin timber, to be cut,' recalls Belinda Carnley, a community activist and lifelong Lockhart resident. "And they were right on the money."

The 5 was scrapped in 1942.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID13240
RailroadJackson Lumber Company
Number in Class1
Road Numbers5
Number Built1
BuilderBurnham, Williams & Co
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)13 / 3.96
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)24 / 7.32
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.54
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)71,000 / 32,205
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)99,000 / 44,906
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)70,000 / 31,752
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)169,000 / 76,658
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)39 / 19.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)46 / 1168
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)160 / 11
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)16" x 24" / 406x610
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)18,165 / 8239.52
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.91
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)211 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)11.87 / 3.62
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)107 / 9.94
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)16 / 1.49
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1410 / 130.99
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1410 / 130.99
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume252.24
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation2560
Same as above plus superheater percentage2560
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area17,120
Power L14268
Power MT397.58

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