4-2-4 Locomotives in the USA

The 4-2-4 wheel arrangement is odd in that it had five axles with only one being driven. With a ridged wheelbase these locomotives tended to be slippery. In the USA this wheel arrangement was found on the C. P. Huntington. Chance Rides use this wheel arrangement for their popular two foot C. P. Huntington replicas.


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

Surviving Examples of 4-2-4 Locomotives in the USA

No.ClassF.M. WhyteGaugeRailroad LineLocationStatusBuilder InfoNotes
206 (123)4-2-424"Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy, CAoperationalChance From Dutch Wonderland, Lancaster, PA. Gas-powered. C.P. Huntington replica. Up for sale as of 2022.
4-2-424"Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy, CAoperationalChanceGas-powered C.P. Huntington replica.
4-2-424"Neverland Valley Railroad Helm & Sons Amusement Company, Glendale, CAunknownChanceC.P. Huntington replica; From Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch.
4-2-424" Stolley Park, Grand Island, NEoperationalChanceFrom the Franklin Park Zoo, Boston, MA. Gas-powered.
4-2-424" Quechee Gorge Village, Quechee, VTunknownChanceC.P. Huntington replica.
4-2-424" Pullen Park, Raleigh, NCoperationalChance
1 (3)4-2-4T4'-8½"SP (Central Pacific) California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, CAdisplayDanforth, Cooke & Co. #277, 1863Named C.P. Huntington.
924-2-424"Bear Express Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa, OKoperationalChance Propane powered.
3581024-2-424"Safari Train Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa, OKoperationalChance #08100033, 03/2009 Propane powered.
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