Central Lafayette 2-6-0 Locomotives in USA-Puerto_Rico

Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class Fantauzzi (Locobase 14181)

Data from Baldwin Locomotive Works Specification for Engines as digitized by the DeGolyer Library of Southern Methodist University Vol 49, p. 77. See also CTsar J. Ayala, Rafael Bernabe, Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History Since 1898 (University of North Carolina Press, 2007), p. 103. Works number was 38459 in October 1912.

Owned by the Asociación Azucarera Cooperativa Lafayette, this sugar processor was locted in Arroyo, Puerto Rico.

The sugar road was privately owned until 1936, when the government's response to the Great Depression included passage of the Puerto Rican Reconstruction Administration (PRRA). As part of its wide-ranging efforts to set the economy back on its feet, the PRRA bought the Central Lafayette.

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Locobase ID14181
RailroadCentral Lafayette
CountryUSA-Puerto Rico
Number in Class1
Road Numbers5
Number Built1
Valve GearStephenson
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 6.75 / 2.06
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m)13.08 / 3.99
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase 0.52
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m)36.71 / 11.19
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)34,000 / 15,422
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)42,000 / 19,051
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)36,000 / 16,329
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)78,000 / 35,380
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)1800 / 6.82
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT)1000 / 3785
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)19 / 9.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)33 / 838
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)150 / 10.30
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)12" x 16" / 305x406
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)8902 / 4037.88
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.82
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)120 - 1.5" / 38
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m)8 / 2.44
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)48 / 4.46
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 7.70 / 0.72
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)421 / 39.11
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)421 / 39.11
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume201.44
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1155
Same as above plus superheater percentage1155
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area7200
Power L12609
Power MT507.52

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