4-4-0 "American" Locomotives in Canada

The 4-4-0 or "American" type locomotive was widely used in North America during the 1800's. This wheel arrangement was well suited to the grades and curvature of the railroad of that time. Around 25,000 4-4-0 locomotives were built by companies including Rogers, Baldwin, Cooke and Mason. However, the design required the firebox to fit between the driving wheels which limited its firing (and thus steaming) capacity and by 1900 larger locomotives were needed.

Railroads that used 4-4-0 "American" locomotives in Canada (data provided by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media)

Surviving Examples of 4-4-0 "American" Locomotives in Canada

No.ClassF.M. WhyteGaugeRailroad LineLocationStatusBuilder InfoNotes
29A1e4-4-04'-8½"CPR CPR Headquarters, Calgary, ABdisplayCP #1065, 1887
7SC4-4-015"Cranberry Farm, Richmond, Vancouver, BCunknownCrown Metal Products (Elizabeth)Sold to someone in New York in mid 1990s
374 (158)SC4-4-04'-8½"CPRE end of Drake St. on former Expo '86 site, Vancouver, BCdisplayCPR (DeLorimer) #1038, 1886
18674-4-024"Assiniboine Railroad Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg, MBoperationalCrown Metal Products (Elizabeth), 1964
3 (86)A2l4-4-04'-8½"Winnipeg Hydro (CPR) Prairie Dog Central, Vintage Locomotive Society, Winnipeg, MBoperationalDübs & Co. (Scotland) #1572, 1882
151 (1)4-4-04'-8½"CPR (NP) Winnipeg Railway Museum, Union Station, Winnipeg, MBdisplayBaldwin #2660, 1872 Named Countess of Dufferin
404-4-04'-8½"CNR Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa, ONstoredPortland Co #233, 1872
73S-244-4-024"B&BRR Centreville Amusement Park, Toronto, ONoperationalAllan Herschell not live steam
67S-244-4-0ngB&BRR Centreville Amusement Park, Toronto, ONoperationalAllan Herschell not live steam
136A2m4-4-04'-8½"South Simcoe (CPR) South Simcoe Railway, Tottenham, ONoperationalALCO (Rogers) #3332, 1883
144A2q4-4-04'-8½"CPR Canadian Railway Museum, Delson, QCdisplayCPR (DeLorimer) #1030, 1886