4808Re: [MaineTwoFooters] Info from a H.K.Porter catalog
- Dec 11, 2013Barry:This engine was not well-liked by Sandy River crews. It was sold to the WW&F where it served a long career, starting with construction of the railroad and ending as the yard hog on the Wiscasset waterfront.-Wes Ewell
On Wednesday, December 11, 2013 2:01 PM, "barry@..." <barry@...> wrote:
I was reading through a copy (reproduction) of a Porter Catalog pre 1900. The Sandy River RR is mentioned on Page 104. It is a testimonial on one of their locomotives.
Cylinders 9 x 12, Page in catalog showing the type of locomotive 36, Gauge 24 inch, Weight of rail 25, Length of road 18 miles, grade 220 feet per mile, Radius of sharpest curves229 feet,Number of cars hauled at one time 8, Weight of each car in pounds 8,000Load on each car in pounds empty, weight of train 32 tons.
Sometimes hauls 9 cars. Cars carry 5 tons. usual speed 15 miler per hour. 200 foot grade is 1/4 mile long: loaded trains go up easier grades. 72 miles and 7/8 cord wood fuel daily.
Page 36 states,
Cylinders 9 x 14
Diameter of driving wheels 33 to 36 inch
Diameter of driving wheels 18 to 20 inch
Rigid wheel base 4 foot 6 inches
Length overall including pilot26 foot 7 inches
Extreme height above rail 9 foot 11 inches
Weight in working order30,000 lb.
Weight on driving wheels 18,000 lb.
Weight on 4 wheel truck 12,000 lb.
Water capacity of tank 400 gallons
Weight per yard of lightest steel rail advised 25 lb.
Hauling capacity on a level, in tons of 2,000 lb. 450 tons.
Note the 9x14 and 10 by 14 cylinders are placed slightly inclined.
So the porter looks like it was a standard Porter locomotive.
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