Tampa & Jacksonville 4-6-0 "Ten-Wheeler" Locomotives in the USA

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class 60 (Locobase 13331)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Volume 39, p. 163. See also Fourteenth Annual Report of the Railroad Commission of the State of Florida for the year ending Feb 28, 1911, p. 34.Works number was 37051 in October 1911.

When the Agricola de Colombres had to forego the delivery of 6 Ten-wheelers in early 1911, Baldwin was able to place these orphans on several short lines in the United States.

Originally chartered as the Gainesville & Gulf, the T & J had built 48 miles by 1911 between Sampson City and Fairfield. In the same period, they replaced the 35-lb/yard (17.5-kg/metre) rail with 56-lb/hard (28-kg/metre) track. Even so, said the Florida , the state of the roadbed needed improvement: "...part of [the track] shows considerably worn rail. A large percentage of the track has not been surfaced and shows badly out of surface and alignment."

Things must have been fixed because the T & J would be known as "The Fruit and Vegetable Route of Florida". As such it moved farm produce up to the Georgia Southern & Florida connection at Gainesville. The ambition to connect the two named cities would never be realized as the line's ends terminated at Sampson and Emathia, 56 miles apart.

The 60 served the T & J and its successor Jacksonville, Gainsville & Gulf until 1944 when it was sold to the Unadilla Valley.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID13331
RailroadTampa & Jacksonville
Number in Class1
Road Numbers60
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m)11.33 / 3.45
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)22.17 / 6.76
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.51
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)49.04 / 14.95
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)96,000 / 43,545
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)124,000 / 56,246
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)80,000 / 36,287
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)204,000 / 92,533
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)4000 / 15.15
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)53 / 26.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)56 / 1422
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)180 / 12.40
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)18" x 26" / 457x660
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)23,016 / 10439.89
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 4.17
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)260 - 2" / 51
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)13.08 / 3.99
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)150 / 13.94
Grate Area (sq ft / m2)22.40 / 2.08
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1918 / 178.19
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)1918 / 178.19
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume250.39
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation4032
Same as above plus superheater percentage4032
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area27,000
Power L15851
Power MT403.10

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