Soo Line 2718

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Soo Line 2718
Specifications
Power typeSteam
BuilderAmerican Locomotive Company
Serial number64313
ModelH-23
Build dateMay 1923
Total produced6
Configuration4-6-2
UIC classification2′C1′ h2
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Leading wheel
diameter
36 in (914 mm)
Driver diameter75 in (1,905 mm)
Trailing wheel
diameter
50 in (1,270 mm)
Wheelbase31 ft 10 in (9.70 m)
LengthLoco only: 46 ft 7 12 in (14.21 m);
Loco & tender: 82 ft 6 34 in (25.17 m)
Width10 ft 5 in (3.18 m)
Height15 ft 3 12 in (4.66 m)
Weight on drivers172,400 lb (78.2 tonnes)
Locomotive weight281,080 lb (127.5 tonnes)
Locomotive and tender
combined weight
497,080 lb (225.5 tonnes)
Fuel typeCoal
Fuel capacity35,000 lb (15.9 tonnes)
Water capacity12,000 US gal (45,000 l; 10,000 imp gal)
Boiler pressure200 lbf/in2 (1.38 MPa)
Feedwater heaterWorthington SCA-2A
Firegrate area52.75 sq ft (4.901 m2)
Heating surface:
– Flues
3,172 sq ft (294.7 m2)
– Firebox207 sq ft (19.2 m2)
– Total4,639 sq ft (431.0 m2)
Superheater area1,260 sq ft (117 m2)
CylindersTwo
Cylinder size25 in × 26 in (635 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gearWalschaerts
Valve typePiston valves
Tractive effort36,833 lbf (163.84 kN)
Factor of
adhesion
4.68
Career
Railroad(s)Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (“Soo Line”)
ClassH-23
Number in class1st of 6
Number2718-2723
LocaleWisconsin & Minnesota
DeliveredMay 1923
Current ownerNational Railroad Museum
DispositionNon-operational, on display
 
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Soo Line 2718
Specifications
Power typeSteam
BuilderAmerican Locomotive Company
Serial number64313
ModelH-23
Build dateMay 1923
Total produced6
Configuration4-6-2
UIC classification2′C1′ h2
Gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Leading wheel
diameter
36 in (914 mm)
Driver diameter75 in (1,905 mm)
Trailing wheel
diameter
50 in (1,270 mm)
Wheelbase31 ft 10 in (9.70 m)
LengthLoco only: 46 ft 7 12 in (14.21 m);
Loco & tender: 82 ft 6 34 in (25.17 m)
Width10 ft 5 in (3.18 m)
Height15 ft 3 12 in (4.66 m)
Weight on drivers172,400 lb (78.2 tonnes)
Locomotive weight281,080 lb (127.5 tonnes)
Locomotive and tender
combined weight
497,080 lb (225.5 tonnes)
Fuel typeCoal
Fuel capacity35,000 lb (15.9 tonnes)
Water capacity12,000 US gal (45,000 l; 10,000 imp gal)
Boiler pressure200 lbf/in2 (1.38 MPa)
Feedwater heaterWorthington SCA-2A
Firegrate area52.75 sq ft (4.901 m2)
Heating surface:
– Flues
3,172 sq ft (294.7 m2)
– Firebox207 sq ft (19.2 m2)
– Total4,639 sq ft (431.0 m2)
Superheater area1,260 sq ft (117 m2)
CylindersTwo
Cylinder size25 in × 26 in (635 mm × 660 mm)
Valve gearWalschaerts
Valve typePiston valves
Tractive effort36,833 lbf (163.84 kN)
Factor of
adhesion
4.68
Career
Railroad(s)Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railroad (“Soo Line”)
ClassH-23
Number in class1st of 6
Number2718-2723
LocaleWisconsin & Minnesota
DeliveredMay 1923
Current ownerNational Railroad Museum
DispositionNon-operational, on display

Soo Line 2718 is a Pacific class 4-6-2 steam locomotive that was originally owned by the Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway (“Soo Line”), but operated by their subsidiary, the Wisconsin Central Railway.

History[edit]

The 2718 was built in May, 1923 in Schenectady, New York. It was one of six H-23 Pacific Class steam locomotives built for the Soo Line.

The 2718 was donated to the National Railroad Museum in February 1958. The museum used it for a few years to move cars around the grounds. It also saw limited service pulling the museum train.

Other H-23 Class Locomotives[edit]

There were six H-23 class locomotives built in May 1923. Two of them are preserved.

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