2-4-0 "Porter" Locomotives in the USA

In the USA this wheel arrangement was mainly used in industrial plants. H. K. Porter was the primary builder of this type.


Railroads that used 2-4-0 "Porter" Locomotives in the USA (data provided by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media)

Surviving Examples of 2-4-0 "Porter" Locomotives in the USA

No.ClassF.M. WhyteGaugeRailroad LineLocationStatusBuilder InfoNotes
4 (10)2-4-04'-8½"Portland Cement Rusty Wheels Old Engine Club, Bellefonte, ARdisplayBaldwin #51840, 1919
4 (10)2-4-036"Raritan River Sand Co. Disneyland, Anaheim, CAoperationalBaldwin #58367, 1925Named Ernest S. Marsh
2 (5)B-S2-4-036"CP&LE (Acme Brick) Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park, CAstoredH.K. Porter #7084, 1940Built as an 0-4-0T, Rebuilt at Cedar Point as a 2-4-0 renamed "Jennie K.", Sent to Knott's Berry Farm for restoration assesment, Sold in 2017 in auction at Knotts to Garner Holt Production, under restoration renamed "B.C. Holt"
212-4-04'-8½"V&T California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, CAdisplayBaldwin #3689, 1875Named J.W. Bowker
2 (800)2-4-036"Lehigh Stone Pacific Coast Railroad, Santa Margarita, CAprivateVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #3837, 1921 from Cedar Point, then Wild World, Largo, MD, then Cleveland, then became the Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman engine
12-4-04'-8½"PRR (C&A) National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DCdisplayRobert Stephenson & Co. #25, 1831Named John Bull, last operated in 1981
32-4-04'-8½"Maddox Foundry Archer Historical Society Railroad Museum, Maddox Foundry And Machine Works, Archer, FLrestorationBaldwin (Burnham) #28398, 6/1906restored in early 1960s
2-4-036"Mackie Clemens Fuel Kirby Family Farm, Williston, FLstored (diesel)Davenport, 1979 Named Elizabeth, from Opryland, Nashville, later Six Flags Astroworld, then Six Flags Over Georgia, built as diesel hydraulic
3 (5)4-B-R2-4-036"Johns Plantation (Enterprise Plantation) Kirby Family Farm, Williston, FLoperationalH.K. Porter #4643, 09/1910Named Beatrice, built as a 2-4-4RT, rebuilt as a diesel hydraulic, from Opryland, Nashville, later Astroworld, Houston, then Six Flags America, Mitchellville, MD
7 (2)2-4-04'-8½"PL&W (American Viscose) Heritage Park, McDonough, GAdisplayH.K. Porter #7211, 1934 from Laurel Highland RR, Hal Harkness and Buckeye Central in the 1980s
7212-4-016" Georgia Museum of Agriculture, Tifton, GAstoredArthur Mobley, 1924privately constructed replica of 1895 Montparnasse train disaster locomotive and used in the film Hugo
2-4-0T30"Koloa Sugar Grove Farm Homestead Museum, Puhi, Kauai, HIstored operationalHohenzollern #426, 1887 Named Paulo, from Romania
3 (36)B-S-I2-4-036"Carbon Limestone Lahaina Kaanapali & Pacific, Lahaina, Maui, HIoperationalH.K. Porter #7397, 1943Named Mrytl
1 (35)B-S-I2-4-036"Carbon Limestone Lahaina Kaanapali & Pacific, Lahaina, Maui, HIoperationalH.K. Porter #7398, 1943Named Anaka
222-4-0ngGreat America Scenic Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, ILoperationalCustom Fabricators #4Diesel hydraulic, Vulcan frame. Blue
162-4-0ngGreat America Scenic Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, ILoperationalCustom Fabricators #3Diesel hydraulic, Vulcan frame. Red
12-4-0ngPort Huron & Northwestern Port Huron Museum, Port Huron, MIdisplayH.K. Porter #323, 12/1878Named D. B. Harrington.
432-4-0T24"Frisco (Peter Buescher & Sohn) Silver Dollar City, Branson, MOoperationalOrenstein & Koppel (Berlin) #12503, 1934
132-4-0T24"Frisco (Kies und Schotterwerke Nordmark) Silver Dollar City, Branson, MOoperationalOrenstein & Koppel (Berlin) #13168, 1938
762-4-0T24"Frisco (Hans Vatter) Silver Dollar City, Branson, MOoperationalCeskomoravska Kolben Danek #1880, 1940
72-4-0T24"Frisco (Peter Buescher & Sohn) Silver Dollar City, Branson, MOdisplayOrenstein & Koppel (Berlin) #12480, 1934 On display as derelict locomotive
9 (3)B-S2-4-042"Cannonball Express (Roden Coal) Signature Commercial Real Estate, Springfield, MOdisplayH.K. Porter #5904, 08/1919Owned by Jim D. Morris. From George Morrison, Maryville, TN
442-4-0Carnegie-Illinois Steel Railstar, Black Clawson, Watertown, NYstoredH.K. Porter #2634, 09/1902from Frontier Town, Lake George, NY
222-4-036"Merry Bros Brick Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad, Sandusky, OHoperationalVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre), 1922 Named Myron H
4 (34)2-4-036"Cherokee Wonderland (Carbon Limestone) Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad, Sandusky, OHoperationalH.K. Porter #7348, 03/1942to Cherokee Wonderland named Victoria R, then to Cedar Point and named George R
1 (55)2-4-036"N&S Coal Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad, Sandusky, OHoperationalDavenport #2081, 1927 Built as a 0-4-2T, Purchased by Marriott's and rebuilt into a 2-4-4T for Six Flags Great America. Sold to Bill Norred. Traded to Disneyland for Retlaw coaches. Sent to Disneyworld. Traded to Cedar Point. Sent to Knott's for repairs. Sent back to Cedar
5 (802)2-4-036"Lehigh Stone Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad, Sandusky, OHoperationalVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre) #3333, 1923 Named Judy K
1 (33)B-S-I2-4-036"Huff & Puff (Carbon Limestone) Dry Gulch USA, Adair, OKoperationalH.K. Porter #7347to Arthur Seifurt, Hilliard, FL then toHuff & Puff, Memphis, TN, Then to Fayette, MS, propane
12 (23)2-4-0T4'-8½"Marble Cliff Quarries (American Rolling Mill) Foglio Trucking, Florence, ORdisplayALCO (Cooke) #56181, 12/1916info & photo built as 0-4-0T, from Bluffton, IN
12-4-04'-8½"PRR Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg, PAdisplayPRR (Altoona), 1940Named John Bull, replica, awaiting boiler inspection
6012-4-036"Tennessee CoalSix Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, TXoperational (diesel hydraulic)Baldwin, 1917 Named Miss Kitty, diesel-hydraulic
67942-4-0T24"Clyde Schurman Machine Shop, Woodland, WAstored