5.4. COALBURNING STEAM LOCOMOTIVES

To determine the quantity of coal required for steam

locomotives, use the formulas given in subparagraphs a and b below.

a. Road engines.

TD x 2 x LD = TMPD x FCF + 2,000 = STON per day x 30 = STON

per month + 10% = total coal required for road engines

where:

TD

=

train density

2

=

twoway travel

LD

=

length of division

TMPD

=

train miles per day

FCF

=

fuel consumption factor

2,000

=

pounds per ton

30

=

number of days in a month

b. Switch engines.

SE x 20 x FCF = pounds per day x 30 = pounds per month + 2000

= STON per month + 10% = total coal required for switch

engines

where:

SE

=

total switch engines required

20

=

average hours per day in operation

FCF

=

fuel consumption factor

30

=

average days per month

10%

=

reserve factor

5.5. OILBURNING STEAM LOCOMOTIVES

The method for determining the quantity of fuel required for

oilburning steam locomotives, both road and switch, is the same as

that for coalburning locomotives. However, only 5 percent is added

to allow for contingencies because the losses in heat energy are less

when using fuel oil than when using coal.

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