Celanese Porter Fireless #1

Fireless Description

  • Manufacturer: H. K. Porter Company
  • Production era: 1943
  • Had all of the functions of a steam engine but used an external steam source. When the pressure got low, it went back to the source for more steam
  • Fireless engines were designed to work around industries where sparks or flames created potential fire hazards

# 1

  • Built for a Celanese corporation plant in Celco, VA (near Narrows)
  • Last used in 1966

Class Specifications

  • Length: 22 ft
  • Height: 12 ft
  • Width:
  • Weight: 70,000 lbs.
  • Wheel configuration: 0-4-0
  • Boiler pressure :150 psi
  • Tractive effort: 12,700 lbs
  • Cylinder, bore and stroke: 20 x 18 in.
  • Driving wheels: 34 in
Fireless Steam Engine