Soo Line 353

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Soo Line 353
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder American Locomotive Company
Serial number 61760
Build date August 1920
Specifications
Configuration 0-6-0
UIC classification C h2
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter 51 in (1,295 mm)
Wheelbase 11 ft 6 in (3.51 m)
Length 58 ft 10 38 in (17.94 m) (engine and tender)
Width 10 ft 0 in (3.05 m)
Height 15 ft 3 12 in (4.66 m)
Locomotive weight 151,000 lb (68.5 tonnes)
Locomotive and tender
combined weight
253,900 lb (115.2 tonnes)
Fuel type Coal
Fuel capacity 16,000 lb (7.3 tonnes)
Water capacity 5,000 US gal (19,000 l; 4,200 imp gal)
Boiler pressure 180 lbf/in2 (1.24 MPa)
Firegrate area 30.97 sq ft (2.877 m2)
Heating surface:
– Flues
1,382 sq ft (128.4 m2)
– Firebox 167 sq ft (15.5 m2)
– Total 1,644 sq ft (152.7 m2)
Superheater area 295 sq ft (27.4 m2)
Cylinders Two, outside
Cylinder size 20 in × 26 in (508 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gear Walschaerts
Performance figures
Tractive effort 31,200 lbf (138.78 kN)
Factor of
adhesion
4.8
Career
Operator(s) Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway (“Soo Line”)
Class B-4
Number in class 10 of 11
Number(s) 353
Locale Wisconsin & Minnesota
Delivered August 1920
Current owner WMSTR (Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion)
Disposition Operational

Soo Line 353 is a restored 0-6-0 type steam locomotive of the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway (“Soo Line”) B-4 class. It is now owned & operated by WMSTR (Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion) every Labor Day weekend.

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