4-8-0 "Mastodon" Locomotives in the USA

The first example of this wheel arrangement was built in 1882 for the Central Pacific. They named it "Mastodon". Otherwise, these were called "Twelve Wheelers". On the Norfolk & Western, they were called "Mollies".


Railroads that used 4-8-0 "Mastodon" Locomotives in the USA (data provided by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media)

Surviving Examples of 4-8-0 "Mastodon" Locomotives in the USA

No.ClassF.M. WhyteGaugeRailroad LineLocationStatusBuilder InfoNotes
433M4-8-04'-8½"N&W The Virginia Creeper Trail 1, Abingdon, VAdisplayAlco (Richmond) #40329, 1907
2914 (2024)TW-84-8-04'-8½"SP Kern County Museum, 3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CAdisplaySchenectady Locomotive Works #4807, 1898
1134M24-8-04'-8½"N&W Railroad Museum of Virginia, Portsmouth, VAdisplayBaldwin #35340, 10/1910 From Virginia Scrap Iron and Metal. Displayed with tender from N&W 2-6-6-4.
1118M24-8-04'-8½"N&WRoanoke Chapter NRHS, 9th Street Yard, Roanoke, VAcosmetic restorationBaldwin #35232, 1910 From Virginia Scrap Iron and Metal
1151M2c4-8-04'-8½"N&W Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke, VAdisplayN&W #183, 1911 From Virginia Scrap Iron and Metal. Displayed with tender from N&W Y-3.
475 (382)M4-8-04'-8½"N&W Strasburg Railroad, Strasburg, PAoperationalBaldwin (Burnham) #28343, 1906 From Illinois RY Museum then Boone & Scenic VY. Featured in Thomas & The Magic Railroad, only operating 4-8-0 in USA.

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