4-4-0 "American" Locomotives in Cuba

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 Cuba (data provided by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media)

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

No.ClassF.M. WhyteGaugeRailroad LineLocationStatusBuilder InfoNotes
5D4-4-015"National Museum, Havana, CLHunknownCagney, 1907
4-4-015"Rum Museum, Havana, CLHdisplayMiniature Railway Co (New York), 1902
29D4-4-015"FC de CubaTaller de Locomotores Jose Ramirez Casamayor, Havana, CLHunknownCagney

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