2-4-2 "Columbian" Locomotives in the USA

One of the first 2-4-2s built was displayed at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Both tender and tank flavors of this wheel arrangement were used in the USA, however, 2-4-2s were not very popular.

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

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

No.ClassF.M. WhyteGaugeRailroad LineLocationStatusBuilder InfoNotes
42-4-215"Redwood Valley Railway Redwood Valley Railway, Berkeley, CAoperational Named Laurel
32-4-2T30"Ft. Wilderness Santa Rosa Valley Railroad, Camarillo, CArestorationWDI, 1973 from Ft. Wilderness Railroad
22-4-2T30"Ft. Wilderness Santa Rosa Valley Railroad, Camarillo, CArestorationWDI, 1973 from Ft. Wilderness Railroad
42-4-2T30"Ft. Wilderness Michael Campbell, Ida Ct, Livermore, CArestorationWDI, 1973 from Ft. Wilderness Railroad
22-4-2T4'-8½"Bear Harbor Timber Heritage Association, Samoa, CAstoredBurnham, Williams #15832, 1893from Arcata, then Timber Heritage Association, Glendale
52-4-236"Tahoe, Trout Creek and Pacific (Hawaii Railway Company) Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, Kent, CToperationalBaldwin #58686, 1925from Hawaii, Stanford, CA, Lake Tahoe, New Mexico, then Richard May, Georgetown, CA
2-4-2T36"Animal Kingdom, Bay Lake, FLoperationalSevern Lamb #02594, 1997diesel-hydraulic
2-4-2T36"Animal Kingdom, Bay Lake, FLoperationalSevern Lamb #00174, 1997diesel-hydraulic
2-4-2T36"Animal Kingdom, Bay Lake, FLoperationalSevern Lamb #04982, 1997diesel-hydraulic
122-4-2T4'-8½"T. R. Miller (DeBardelaben Coal) Historic Pensacola Village, Pensacola, FLdisplayBaldwin (Burnham) #24404, 06/1904
32-4-2T4'-8½"Cherokee Brick & Tile Spring Street Park, East Point, GAdisplayH.K. Porter #6990, 1925
152-4-24'-8½"Holly Hill Lumber (Scott Lumber) Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah, GArestorationBaldwin #41648, 08/1914From Western Heritage USA Silver Spring, FL, loco being restored in Decatur, AL
42-4-2ST36"Hawaii Railway Company Kapaau Gulch (private property), Kohala, Hawaii, HIabandonedBaldwin #38854, 12/1912 Named Hawaii. Retired in 1945.
2422-4-224"C&OLaPorte Co Historical Steam Society, Hesston, INoperationalSandley (Janesville), 1972from Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, not really a C&O locomotive
122-4-24'-8½"GTW Township Offices/Police Department, Shelby Township, MIdisplayALCO (Cooke) #61605, 1920donated by Lions club, 1977, built as 0-4-0T
52-4-24'-8½"CO&E St. Louis Iron Mountain & Southern Railway, Jackson, MOstalled restorationH.K. Porter #7995, 1946
52-4-2ST4'-8½"EB&L WMCRR, Clark's Trading Post, Lincoln, NHoperationalBaldwin #29575, 1906
62-4-2ngCarbon Limestonenear former Erie mainline, Hubbard, OHdisplayH.K. Porter0-4-0T, owned by J.P. Marsh, from Youngstown, OH
12-4-2T30"Ft. Wilderness back yard, Jim Zordich, Boring, ORrestorationWDI, 1973 from Ft. Wilderness Railroad
72-4-2T4'-8½"Groveton Paper Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, PAdisplayVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #1679, 1911
12-4-24'-8½"Cherokee Brick & Tile Cowan Railroad Museum, Cowan, TNdisplayH.K. Porter #6557, 1920
7992-4-236"Lehigh Stone Doe River Gorge, Johnson City, TNrestorationVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #3714, 1926 From Hillbilly World
22-4-236"M.A. Patout & Son Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, TXoperationalH.K. Porter #1754, 1897 Originally named Lydia, renamed to Charles Jefferson Patton, known as the Red Train, built as an 0-4-0
32-4-236"M.A. Patout & Son Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, TXoperationalALCO (Dickson) #1280, 1901 Originally named Mary Ann, renamed to General Sam Houston, known as the "Green Train", built as an 0-4-4T
12-4-242"Rio Grande Historic Brownsville Museum, Brownsville, TXdisplayBaldwin #2664, 1872