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Denver & Rio Grande Western class 70 / C-19
United States | 1881 | 12 produced
Former No. 400 “Green River” in 1965 as Ghost Town & Calico Railroad No. 40
Former No. 400 “Green River” in 1965 as Ghost Town & Calico Railroad No. 40
collection Taylor Rush

After the Consolidations of the classes 56 and 60, the D&RG received twelve larger class 70 locomotives in 1881. They were used, among other things, as helpers on a four percent steep incline. Five locomotives were converted to standard gauge in the late 1890s and later reverted to three feet. When the D&RGW was reorganized they became the Class C-19 because they now had a starting pull of about 19,000 pounds thanks to new boilers rated at 160 psi. The number 400 still exists today and has been in service for more than 140 years.

General
Built1881
ManufacturerBaldwin
Axle config2-8-0 (Consolidation) 
Gauge3 ft (Three feet)
Dimensions and Weights
Wheelbase18 ft 1 in
Fixed wheelbase11 ft 9 in
Service weight74,260 lbs
Adhesive weight64,000 lbs
Total weight127,260 lbs
Axle load19,790 lbs
Water capacity2,500 us gal
Fuel capacity12,000 lbs (coal)
Power
Power sourcesteam
Estimated power350 hp (261 kW)
Optimal speed14 mph
Starting effort15,716 lbf
Power Plant
Driver diameter36 in
Boiler pressure130 psi
Expansion typesimple
Cylinderstwo, 16 x 20 in
Boiler
Grate area15 sq ft
Firebox area81.2 sq ft
Tube heating area845.8 sq ft
Evaporative heating area927 sq ft
Total heating area927 sq ft
Calculated Values
steam locomotive
freight
narrow gauge
last changed: 04/2023
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