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)2-4-036"Raritan River Sand Co. Disneyland, Anaheim, CAoperationalBaldwin #58367, 1925Named Ernest S. Marsh.
32-4-04'-8½"Maddox Foundry Archer Historical Society Railroad Museum, Maddox Foundry And Machine Works, Archer, FLdisplayBaldwin (Burnham) #28398, 6/1906Restored in the early 1960s.
4 (10)2-4-04'-8½"Portland Cement Rusty Wheels Old Engine Club, Bellefonte, ARdisplayBaldwin #51840, 1919
13 (1)70 HP2-4-0T24"Frisco (Kies und Schotterwerke Nordmark) Silver Dollar City, Branson, MOout of serviceOrenstein & Koppel (Berlin) #13168, 1938 Originally numbered 1 before being acquired by SDC. Converted to burn No. 2 fuel oil. Taken out of service in early 2018. Awaiting future overhaul. Will eventually be converted back into an 0-4-0T.
9 (3)B-S2-4-042"Cannonball Express (Roden Coal) World's Largest Toy Museum Complex, Branson, MOdisplayH.K. Porter #5904, 08/1919 From George Morrison, Maryville, TN, then Springfield, MO. Owned by Jim D. Morris.
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".
12 (23)2-4-0T4'-8½"Marble Cliff Quarries (American Rolling Mill) Foglio Trucking, Florence, ORdisplayAlco (Cooke) #56181, 12/1916info & photo From Bluffton, IN. Originally built as an 0-4-0T type.
162-4-0ngGreat America Scenic Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, ILoperationalCustom Fabricators #3Converted to diesel hydraulic. Vulcan frame. Painted red.
222-4-0ngGreat America Scenic Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, ILoperationalCustom Fabricators #4Converted to diesel hydraulic. Vulcan frame. Painted blue.
1 (33)B-S-I2-4-036"Huff & Puff (Carbon Limestone) Doe River Gorge, Hampton, TNstored operationalH.K. Porter #7347Propane; From Arthur Seifurt, Hilliard, FL then Huff & Puff, Memphis, TN, Then to Fayette, MS, then Dry Gulch USA, Adair, OK.
2-4-0T30"Koloa Sugar Grove Farm Homestead Museum, Puhi, Kauai, HIstored operationalHohenzollern #426, 1887 Named Paulo, from Romania.
1 (35)B-S-I2-4-036"Carbon Limestone Lahaina Kaanapali & Pacific, Lahaina, Maui, HIstored serviceableH.K. Porter #7398, 1943Named Anaka.
3 (36)B-S-I2-4-036"Carbon Limestone Lahaina Kaanapali & Pacific, Lahaina, Maui, HIstored serviceableH.K. Porter #7397, 1943Named Mrytl.
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. Sale is being considered by the Henry County Commission.
12-4-042"Port Huron & Northwestern Port Huron Museum, Port Huron, MIdisplayH.K. Porter #323, 12/1878Named D. B. Harrington.
212-4-04'-8½"V&T California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, CAdisplayBaldwin #3689, 1875Named J.W. Bowker.
6012-4-036"Tennessee Coal Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, TXoperational (diesel hydraulic)Baldwin, 1917 Named Miss Kitty. Converted to diesel-hydraulic power.
1 (55)2-4-036"N&S Coal Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad, Sandusky, OHoperationalDavenport Locomotive Works #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. From Marion, NC; Sold to Peter Burno then to Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad.
4 (34)2-4-036"Cherokee Wonderland (Carbon Limestone) Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad, Sandusky, OHoperationalH.K. Porter #7348, 03/1942To Cherokee Wonderland and named Victoria R., then to Cedar Point and named George R.
222-4-036"Merry Bros Brick Cedar Point & Lake Erie Railroad, Sandusky, OHoperationalVulcan Iron Works (Wilkes-Barre), 1922 Named Myron H.
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 Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg, PAdisplayPRR (Altoona), 1940Named John Bull. Replica.
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.
12-4-04'-8½"PRR (C&A) National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DCdisplayRobert Stephenson & Co. #25, 1831Named John Bull, built as an 0-4-0, converted to a 2-4-0 with tender and cowcatcher, last operated in 1981, oldest steam locomotive in the USA.
442-4-0Carnegie-Illinois Steel Railstar, Black Clawson, Watertown, NYstoredH.K. Porter #2634, 09/1902From Frontier Town, Lake George, NY.
2-4-036"Mackie Clemens Fuel Kirby Family Farm, Williston, FLstored (diesel)Davenport Locomotive Works, 1979 Named Elizabeth. From Opryland, Nashville, later Six Flags AstroWorld, Houston, TX, then Six Flags Over Georgia, Austell, GA. Converted to diesel hydraulic.
3 (5)4-B-R2-4-036"Johns Plantation (Enterprise Plantation) Kirby Family Farm, Williston, FLoperationalH.K. Porter #4643, 09/1910Named Beatrice. Originally built as a 2-4-4RT. From Opryland, Nashville, later Six Flags AstroWorld, Houston, TX, then Six Flags America, Bowie, MD. Converted to diesel hydraulic.
67942-4-0T24"Clyde Schurman Machine Shop, Woodland, WAstored
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