Railway and Locomotive Engineering—July, 1907

Ulster & Delaware Ten-Wheeler.

Our illustration shows an ordinary ten-wheel engine (4-6-0) for the Ulster & Delaware Railroad, built at the Schenectady shops of the American Locomotive Company. This engine is simple, with 20 x 26 ins. cylinders, and balanced slide valves, actuated by shifting link motion. The tractive effort of this engine is 28,100 lbs., and the factor of adhesion is 4.4. The driving wheels are 63 ins. in diameter, and all are flanged. The guides are arranged for an alligator cross-head, and the top guide bar is recessed on the edges so that the side of cross-head and bar are flush. The butt end of the main rod is forked, and all the rods are of I-section.

Ulster & Delaware Railroad Engine #30

The weight of the engine itself is 164,000 lbs., and the adhesive weight amounts to 125,000 lbs. With the tender the weight of the whole machine is 271,600 lbs. The wheel-base of engine and tender together is 52 ft. ½ in. The engine wheel-base is 24 ft. 9 ins., with a driving wheel base of 14 ft.

The, extension wagon-top boiler of this engine measures 62¼ ins. outside diameter at the smoke box end, and the fire-box is of the wide type, inasmuch as it extends out over the frames. The fire box side sheets are straight and the crown and side sheets are made of one plate, and the roof sheet and the side casing sheets are one. It is 96-and-three-eighths ins. long by 65¼ ins. wide, and has a grate area of 43.5 sq. ft. The taper sheet is the second course and slopes up about 8 ins. The heating surface is in all 2,412 sq. ft., being made up of 143.9 in the fire-box and 2,268.1 in the tubes, which latter are 304 in number and 14 ft. 4 ins. long. The ratio of grate area to heating surface is as 1 to 55.4. There is a slight slope toward the rear end of both crowd and roof sheets, with a 22¾ ins. steam and water space between them. The back head slopes forward about 12 ins. There are six washout plugs along the level of the crown sheet, placed in the fire-box casing sheets, and three in the back head.

The tender frame is made of 10-in. channels and plates, and the trucks are of the arch-bar type, with 33-in. Boise wheels. The tank has a water bottom and holds 5,000 U. S. gallons of water and 9 tons of coal. The cab is roomy and made with three windows on a side, and altogether the engine is a neat and serviceable looking machine. Some of the principal dimensions are as follows:

Driving journals—All 9 ins. x 11 ins.
Engine Truck journals—Diameter, 6 ins.; length, 10 ins.
Tender Truck journals—Diameter, 5 ins.; length, 9 ins.
Boiler—Type, extension wagon-top; working pressure, 200 lbs.; fuel, bituminous coal.
Fire Box—Thickness of crown, three-eighths ins.; tube, ins.; sides, three-eighths ins.; back, five-sixteenths ins.
Fire Box Water Space—Front, 5 ins.; sides, 3½ ins.; back, 3½ ins.
Air Pump—9½ ins. L. H.; one reservoir, 24½ ins. x 136 ins.
Engine Truck—Four-wheel, with cast steel swing frame and swing center bearing.
Piston Rod—Diameter, 3½ ins.
Smokestack—Diameter, 16 ins.
Valves—Type American balanced; travel, 5½ ins.; steam lap, seven-eighths ins.; ex, lap, line and line inside.
Setting—Line and line full gear ¼ ins. lead at ¼ stroke cutoff.
Wheels—Engine truck, diameter, 30 ins.; kind, Boies.
Driving Boxes—Gun iron.

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