Classic Streamliners - TRAINCYCLOPEDIA
Lehigh Valley Class K5-1/2 No. 2102 was used to pull the John Wilkes express passenger train.
A Lehigh Valley K5/K5-1/2 Class Slideshow.
Lehigh Valley Class K5/K5-1/2 4-6-2 "Pacific" Steam Locomotive
Lehigh Valley Class K5/K5-1/2 Overview
Type and Origin
Power type: Steam
Original Builders: Baldwin Locomotive Works
Original build date: 1916
Road Numbers: 2100-2149
Number in Class: 50
• Whyte 4-6-2 "Pacific"
Gauge: 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver diameter: 73" (1,854 mm)
Wheelbase: 36.08' (11 m)
Weight on drivers: 204,560 lbs (92,787 kg)
Locomotive Weight: 311,900 lbs (141,476 kg)
Tender Loaded Weight: 222,200 lbs (100,078 kg)
Total Locomotive with Tender Weight: 534,100 lbs (242,264 kg)
Fuel type: Coal
Fuel capacity: 17.50 tons (15.90 mt)
Water capacity: 12,000 gals (45.45 ml)
Firebox area: 369 sq ft (34.29 sq m)
• Fire grate area: 75 sq ft (6.97 sq m)
• Evaporative Heating Surface: 4,105 sq ft (381.51 sq m)
• Superheating Surface: 980 sq ft (91.08 sq m)
• Combined Heating Surface: 5,085 sq ft (472.5 sq m)
Boiler pressure: 205 psi (14.10 kPa)
Cylinder size: 27" x 28" (686 x 711 mm)
Valve gear: Baker or Walschaert
Tractive effort: 48,723 lbs (22,100.41 kg)
Factor of Adhesion: 4.20
Operator: Lehigh Valley Railroad
Disposition: All scrapped.
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