USRA Light Santa Fe

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USRA Light Santa Fe
USRA Light Santa Fe.jpg
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Builder American Locomotive Company,
Baldwin Locomotive Works
Specifications
Configuration:
 • AAR 2-10-2
 • UIC 1′E1′ h2
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Leading dia. 33 in (838 mm)
Driver dia. 57 in (1,448 mm)
Trailing dia. 43 in (1,092 mm)
Wheelbase 40 ft 4 in (12.29 m)
Length 52 ft 10 in (16.10 m) without tender
Width 10 ft 8 in (3.25 m)
Height 15 ft 0 in (4.57 m)
Adhesive weight 274,000 lb (124,000 kilograms; 124 metric tons)
Loco weight 352,000 lb (160,000 kilograms; 160 metric tons)
Total weight 540,300 lb (245,100 kilograms; 245.1 metric tons)
Fuel type Soft coal (bituminous)
Firebox:
 • Firegrate area
76.3 sq ft (7.09 m2)
Boiler pressure 200 lbf/in2 (1.38 MPa)
Heating surface 4,666 sq ft (433.5 m2)
 • Tubes 2,970 sq ft (275.9 m2)
 • Flues 1,323 sq ft (122.9 m2)
 • Firebox 373 sq ft (34.7 m2)
Superheater:
 • Heating area 1,085 sq ft (100.8 m2)
Cylinders Two
Cylinder size 27 in × 32 in (686 mm × 813 mm)
Valve gear Southern (see drawing)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 69,400 lbf (308.7 kN)
Factor of adh. 3.95
General arrangement drawing

The USRA Light Santa Fe was a USRA standard class of steam locomotive designed under the control of the United States Railroad Administration, the nationalized railroad system in the United States during World War I. These locomotives were of 2-10-2 wheel arrangement in the Whyte notation, or 1′E1′ in UIC classification; this arrangement was commonly named "Santa Fe" in the United States. At the time, the Santa Fe was the largest non-articulated type in common use, primarily in slow drag freight duty in ore or coal service.

A total of 94 of these locomotives were constructed under the auspices of the USRA. They went to the following railroads:

Table of original USRA allocation [1]
Railroad Quantity Class Road numbers Notes
Ann Arbor Railroad
4
L
190–193
Renumbered 2550–2553, reclassified L2, Sold to Kansas City Southern Railway #220–223, September 1942.[2]KCS class L-1[3]
Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad
5
Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railroad
10
E-1
506–515
to Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railroad (same numbers)[4]
New York Central Railroad subsidiary
Boston and Albany Railroad
10
Z-1
1100–1109
Sold to Canadian National Railway #4200–4209 class T-3-a in 1928.[5]
Seaboard Air Line Railroad
15
B-1
485–499
renumbered 2485–2499[6]
Southern Railway
50
Ss-1
5200–5249
[7]
Total 94

Only one USRA Light 2-10-2 survives: DM&IR 506 is on display at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USRA locomotives". Steamlocomtive.com. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  2. ^ Burger, Henry F. "Ann Arbor Railroad Steam Locomotive Roster". Ann Arbor Railroad Technical and Historical Society website. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  3. ^ Drury p.212
  4. ^ Drury pp.168, 170
  5. ^ Drury, pp. 64, 278
  6. ^ Drury, p.350
  7. ^ Drury pp.370, 372
  • Drury, George H. (1993). Guide to North American Steam Locomotives. Waukesha, Wisconsin: Kalmbach Publishing Company. ISBN 0-89024-206-2.