Dimensions, Weights, & Tractive Power of Narrow-gauge Locomotives

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J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1877 - 47 pages

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Page 15 - The gauge of the line was three feet, with double track three and a half miles long, or seven miles in all. For its length, it was probably the most crooked road in the world, being made up almost wholly of curves, in order to run near all the principal buildings on the Exhibition grounds. Many of these curves were on our heaviest grades, some having a radius of 215, 230 and 250 feet on grades of 140 and 155 feet per mile. These are unusually heavy grades and curves, and when combined as we had them,...
Page 5 - ... diagram to make provision for such cases. The selection of the basis of calculation must of course be made in each instance with reference to the actual or probable condition of the road and its rolling equipment. Designs and estimates for any sizes or patterns of locomotives not given in this catalogue will be submitted on application. The delivery of locomotives at any point which can be reached by rail or vessel will be included in contracts if desired. In ordering locomotives the following...
Page 25 - The average train for these engines is twelve loaded box or thirteen loaded coal cars and caboose ; each load 8 tons (coal cars 3^ tons, box cars 4 tons), or 150 tons of cars and lading, at a speed of 8 to ю miles per hour.
Page 31 - ... (distance between centres of first and fourth pairs of driving-wheels) 12 feet. TENDER, eight-wheeled . tank capacity, 1200 to 1400 gallons.
Page 36 - On this grade we have several curves 574' and 478' radius, one of 338', and several reverse curves of longer radius. The regular load of these engines...
Page 25 - On heavy grades the speed is reduced to 8 miles, and on slightly descending grades and levels the speed is increased to 12 miles.

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