4-2-4 Locomotives in the USA

The 4-2-4 wheel arrangement is odd in that it had five axles with only one being driven. With a ridged wheelbase these locomotives tended to be slippery. In the USA this wheel arrangement was found on the C. P. Huntington. Chance Rides use this wheel arrangement for their popular two foot C. P. Huntington replicas.

Railroads that used 4-2-4 locomotives in the USA (data provided by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media)

Surviving Examples of 4-2-4 Locomotives in the USA

No.ClassF.M. WhyteGaugeRailroad LineLocationStatusBuilder InfoNotes
206 (123)4-2-424"Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy, CAoperationalChance From Dutch Wonderland, Lancaster, PA, gas powered C.P. Huntington replica. For sale
4-2-424"Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy, CAoperationalChancegas powered C.P. Huntington replica
4-2-424" Neverland Ranch, Michael Jackson, Los Olivos, CAunknownChanceC.P. Huntington replica
1 (3)4-2-4T4'-8½"SP (Central Pacific) California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, CAdisplayDanforth, Cooke & Co. #277, 1863Named C.P. Huntington
4-2-424" Stolley Park, Grand Island, NEoperationalChanceFrom the Boston Zoo, gas powered
924-2-424"Bear Express Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa, OKoperationalChance Propane powered
3581024-2-424"Safari Train Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa, OKoperationalChance #08100033, 03/2009 Propane powered
4-2-424" Quechee Gorge Village, Quechee, VTunknownChanceC.P. Huntington replica

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