0-8-0 "Switcher" Locomotives in the USA

The last locomotives built for a US railroad were Class S 0-8-0 switchers from the Roanoke shops built for the Norfolk & Western Railroad.

The list shown below is incomplete. There were many more railroads that used these locomotive than we currently show. Most of our efforts are to make the data for the larger wheel arrangements complete. We will complete the data on these smaller locomotives as time allows.


Railroads that used 0-8-0 "Switcher" Locomotives in the USA (data provided by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media)

Surviving Examples of 0-8-0 "Switcher" Locomotives in the USA

No.ClassF.M. WhyteGaugeRailroad LineLocationStatusBuilder InfoNotes
8376P-5-g0-8-04'-8½"GTW Amboy Depot Museum, Amboy, ILdisplayBaldwin #61007, 1929
4 (918)0-8-024" Norgrove Gardens, Arroyo Grande, CAstoredHenschel & Sohn (Kassel) #2725
110-8-0T24"Sena Sugar (S. Africa) Norgrove Gardens, Arroyo Grande, CArestorationOrenstein & Koppel (Berlin) #11831, 1929Named Lucky
1 (8)0-8-0T24"Imperial German Army Norgrove Gardens, Arroyo Grande, CAstoredHartmann #4140, 1918 From Germany then Longview, TX then High Country Railroad, Golden, CO
57L0-8-04'-8½"B&O B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MDdisplayNew Castle Man., 1848Named Memnon. Sole survivor of this type.
253 (253)K-210-8-04'-8½"L&A (FEC) Bryant yard, Canal Point, FLstoredAlco (Richmond) #65770, 1924 from Nash, TX; later GCRM, then Hialeah yard, FL, then Fort Pierce, FL
1023 (488)K-10-8-04'-8½"KCS Heart of the Heartlands, Carona, KSdisplayAlco (Pittsburg) #40166, 1906 From Pittsburg, KS. Only surviving KCS steam locomotive.
1894 (3525)0-8-04'-8½"Southern (IC) Tanglewood Park, Clemmons, NCdisplayBaldwin #55643, 09/1922 from North Carolina Transportation Museum
2132C-10-8-04'-8½"L&N Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission, Corbin, KYdisplayL&N #396, 1922 From Bainbridge, GA
8305P-5-b0-8-04'-8½"GTW Tetten's Grain, Galt, ILcosmetic restorationBaldwin #65740, 1924 Was to be sent to Quincy for restoration
8374P-5-g0-8-04'-8½"GTW Hwy 81 and R Street, Geneva, NEstoredBaldwin #61005, 1929 from Galt, IL
99.3361990-8-024"Deutche Reichsbahn Hesston Steam Museum, Hesston, INstoredOrenstein & Koppel (Berlin) #13200, 1939From Germany. Needs boiler work.
8300P-5-a0-8-04'-8½"GTW Buchanan County Visitors Center, Independence, IAdisplayAlco (Schenectady) #65327, 12/1923 from Galt, IL
0-8-0T600mmJakob Wiederspahn Ag siding, Merrimac, WIdisplayMaffei (Munich) #4613, 1915 From Eagle Park Amusement Park, Cache, OK
110-8-0T700mmKrebet Baru Sugar siding, Merrimac, WIunknownHanomag (Hannover-Linden) #10410, 1925 Named Ardjoeng, from Bayswater, VIC, Australia
806 (64)S-40-8-04'-8½"Oliver Iron Mining Co. (DM&N) park, Mountain Iron, MNdisplayBaldwin #34756, 1910
285 (2152)USRA0-8-04'-8½"Republic Steel (L&N) Kentucky Railway Museum, New Haven, KYdisplayAlco (Richmond) #66190, 03/1925 Being painted in 2019
40-8-04'-8½"Virginian Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke, VAdisplayBaldwin #35034, 1910
3180-8-04'-8½"TRRA Museum of Transportation, St. Louis, MOdisplayTRRA #318, 1926
120-8-04'-8½"A&S Museum of Transportation, St. Louis, MOstoredAlco (Schenectady) #66952, 08/1926Three cylinder
8327P-5-c0-8-04'-8½"GTW Bandana Square, St. Paul, MNdisplayLima #7222, 1927
8373P-5-g0-8-04'-8½"GTW PW Dillon Museum, Sterling, ILdisplayBaldwin #61004, 1929
40940-8-0F4'-8½"PA Power & Light Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg, PAdisplayHeisler #47, 1940Largest fireless locomotive ever built.
8380P-5-g0-8-04'-8½"GTW Illinois Railway Museum, Union, ILdisplayBaldwin #61011, 1929
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