4-4-0 "American" Locomotives in Mexico

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

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

No.ClassF.M. WhyteGaugeRailroad LineLocationStatusBuilder InfoNotes
44-4-0NdeM Francisco Madero Street, Aguascalientes, AGSdisplay
28114-4-036"NdeM Rodolfo Landeros Park, Aguascalientes, AGSoperationalAguascalientes, 1992tender powered dummy
1387 (350)E-5b4-4-04'-8½"SPColorado River, Riito, BCNsunkRogers #4038, 1888
20-4-4-0600mmCompania Metalurgica Mexicana Penoles NdeM Depot, Saltillo, COAdisplayOrenstein & Koppel (Berlin) #6024, 1912
2954-4-0ngNdeM public square on Jerecuaro - Acambaro, Acambaro, GTOdisplaymodel, numberred in memory of 295 which was the first locomotive built in Acambaro
351 (7)4-4-04'-8½"Unidos de Yucatan (Merida y Progreso) flower mill, Merida, YUCscrappedBaldwin #8846, 10/1887 Named Merida. Scrapped in January 2014.
350 (4)4-4-04'-8½"Unidos de Yucatan Museo de los Ferrocarriles de Yucatan, Merida, YUCdisplayBaldwin #41676, 09/1914 sans tender, from FUS Shops, Campeche, Campeche