4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives in the USA

The 4-6-0 wheel arrangement was a natural progression from the 4-4-0 (American type) when railroads desired a locomotive with more power. The first example was built in 1847 by the Norris Brothers for the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad. The early 4-6-0s were quite similar to the 4-4-0s of the time except they were a bit larger. The 4-6-0 became the best general service locomotive of its time. Around 16,000 were built. They were used on both fast freight and passenger trains.

The ten-wheeler was doomed when Atlantic (4-4-2) types got the nod for further mainline passenger power and when Consolidations (2-8-0) began head-ending tonnage trains. The 4-6-0 became practically a dead item for more than a generation.

Railroads that used 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" locomotives in the USA (data provided by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media)

Surviving Examples of 4-6-0 "Ten-wheeler" Locomotives in the USA

No.ClassF.M. WhyteGaugeRailroad LineLocationStatusBuilder InfoNotes
604-6-036"WP&Y near old roundhouse, Skagway, AKabandonedBaldwin #17750, 1900 recovered from Skagway River 1988
624-6-036"WP&YMP 2.3, riprap, Skagway River, AKabandonedBaldwin #17895, 1900buried in Skagway River
664-6-036"WP&YMP 4.9, riprap, Skagway River, AKabandonedBaldwin #18964buried in Skagway River
674-6-036"WP&Yriprap, Skagway River, AKabandonedBaldwin #18965, 1901buried in Skagway River near cemetery
2522 (595)TN-614-6-04'-8½"MP N Slaughter St & E Chism St, Paris, ARdisplayCooke #2408, 1898 May be moved across town to a new coal mine museum.
3604-6-04'-8½"DFI (TO&E) Queen Wilhelmina State Park, St 88 & 272, SW of town, Rich Mountain, ARdisplayALCO (Schenectady) #62204, 1920
123 (11)4-6-04'-8½"Southern Lumber (Morelia & Tacambaro) Church & Martin Streets, Warren, ARdisplayBurnham, Williams #30555, 04/1907 Spoked wheels on tender
2355T-314-6-04'-8½"SP Pioneer Park, Main St (US 89) & Lesuer St, Mesa, AZdisplayBaldwin #38223, 1912Enclosed with a tall iron fence.
104-6-015"Paradise & Pacific RR McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZoperational
114-6-015"Redwood Valley Railway Redwood Valley Railway, Berkeley, CAoperational Named Sequoia
9NG-34-6-036"SP Laws Railroad Museum, Bishop, CAdisplayBaldwin #34035, 1909
2353T-314-6-04'-8½"SP Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, Campo, CAcosmetic restorationBaldwin #38221, 1912Featured in 'Pearl Harbor', operated until 2000
18 (12)NG-64-6-036"SP (NV-CA-OR) Dehy Park, US 395 N of town, Independence, CArestorationBaldwin #37395, 1911
34-6-04'-8½"Sierra Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, Jamestown, CAoperationalRogers #4493, 1891 Featured in 'Back to the Future III' and many other movies
2252T-14-6-04'-8½"SP East end of UP yard, Roseville, CAdisplayALCO (Cooke) #2360, 1897From the Placer County Fairgrounds
1124-6-04'-8½"NWP California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, CAdisplayALCO (Schenectady) #44956, 1908
944-6-04'-8½"WP Western Railway Museum, Suisun City, CAstored serviceableALCO (Brooks) #46419, 1909Featured in Pollyanna
169T-124-6-036"D&RGW Cole Park, Alamosa, COrestorationBaldwin #7028, 1883
168T-124-6-0ngD&RG Antlers Park, Colorado Springs, COdisplayBaldwin #6670, 1883 To be moved to Antonito for restoration
444R-14-6-04'-8½"C&NW Forney Transportation Museum, Denver, COdisplayALCO (Schenectady) #38526, 1906From Black Hills Central
4444-6-04'-8½"M&B M&B Train Park, Blountstown, FLdisplayBaldwin #36174, 1911
34-6-04'-8½"WW Cummer & Sons CypressPioneer Florida Museum, Dade City, FLdisplayH.K. Porter #5484, 12/1913
34-6-036"Unidos de YucatanMagic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, FLoperationalBaldwin #58445, 1925Named Roger E. Broggie
14-6-036"Unidos de YucatanMagic Kingdom, Lake Buena Vista, FLoperationalBaldwin #58444, 1925Named W.E. Disney
119 (319)T244-6-04'-8½"T&NO (Houston & Texas Central) Roosevelt Railroad Museum (defunct), Griffin, GAdisplayCooke #2202, 1892 From Thompson Winery, Monee, IL, once named The Elizabeth
403 (103)4-6-04'-8½"CofG (SylCen) Savannah History Museum, Savannah, GAdisplay
854-6-036"Oahu RY & Land Hawaiian Railway Society, Ewa, Oahu, HIcosmetic restorationALCO (Cooke) #48585, 1910 From Traveltown. Boiler replacement never completed.
915 (44)K-44-6-04'-8½"CB&Q (B&MR) Rock Island Depot Museum, Main & 16th, Council Bluffs, IAdisplayHavelock, 1901
14-6-04'-8½"WI&M City Hall, Potlatch, IDdisplayALCO (Schenectady) #40684, 1906
303 (32)4-6-04'-8½"Mississippi Eastern (H&B)Monticello Railway Museum, Monticello, ILdisplayBaldwin #43334, 1916 moved from Rockford, IL, June 2000
637 (309)K-24-6-04'-8½"CB&Q (B&MR) Illinois Railway Museum, Union, ILdisplayRogers #4788, 11/1892
724-6-04'-8½"GM&N (NOGN) Washington Parish Fairgrounds, Franklinton, LAdisplayALCO (Schenectady) #54484, 01/1914 from Green Bros Sand & Gravel
40010-32-D4-6-04'-8½"Long Leaf Lumber (Crowell & Spencer) Southern Forest Heritage Museum, Long Leaf, LAdisplayBaldwin #51175, 01/1919
10610-32-D4-6-04'-8½"Red River & Gulf Southern Forest Heritage Museum, Long Leaf, LAdisplayBaldwin #57203, 1923
147 (117)B4-6-04'-8½"B&O B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MDdisplayB&O, 1863Named Thatcher Perkins B
14-6-04'-8½"Clinchfield B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MDunknownCC&IC Logansport, 1882
377 (108)F-114-6-04'-8½"C&O (CR&M) B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MDdisplay1902
217 (305)4-6-04'-8½"B&O B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MDdisplayB&O, 1869Camel type locomotive
15 (109)F-534-6-04'-8½"IHB (NYC) Tramway, Eagle Lake, MEdisplayALCO (Schenectady) #4552, 1897bridge
1395H-6-g4-6-04'-8½"CNR Coopersville & Marne Railway, Coopersville, MIdisplayMontreal Locomotive Works #52590, 1913
2 (152)4-6-036"Alaska RR Huckleberry Railroad, Flint, MIout of serviceBaldwin #53296, 1920
175R-14-6-04'-8½"C&NWM-26, Quincy Mining Co, Ripley, MIdisplayALCO (Schenectady) #45727, 1908NP tender
1004G84-6-04'-8½"CMStP&P Fairgrounds, Austin, MNdisplayBaldwin (Burnham) #18080, 1900
1024-6-04'-8½"GAN End-O-Line Railroad Park, Currie, MNdisplayALCO (Richmond) #64280, 1923
328S-104-6-04'-8½"NP Minnesota Transportation Museum, St. Paul, MNout of serviceRogers #37583, 1907
6354-6-04'-8½"MP Museum of Transportation, St. Louis, MOdisplayBaldwin #10070, 1889
173B-584-6-04'-8½"B&O Museum of Transportation, St. Louis, MOdisplayB&O (Mount Clare), 1873
1784-6-04'-8½"Columbus & Greenville Propst Park, Columbus, MSdisplayRogers #5609
1382S-44-6-04'-8½"NP Beattie Park, Helena, MTdisplayBaldwin (Burnham) #20596, 1902
1356S-44-6-04'-8½"NP Railroad Street East, Missoula, MTdisplayBaldwin (Burnham) #20309, 1902
124-6-036"ET&WNC Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock, NCoperationalBaldwin #45069, 1917 Named Tweetsie
10314-6-04'-8½"ACL North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer, NCdisplayBaldwin #39884, 1913
2504-6-04'-8½"ACL Wilmington Railroad Museum, Wilmington, NCdisplayBaldwin #35351, 1910 Nov, 2002: cab and tender moved to Great Smoky Mountains Railroad for cosmetic restoration
719K-44-6-04'-8½"CB&Q Sudman Field, Alliance, NEdisplay
710K-44-6-04'-8½"CB&Q Historic Haymarket, 7th & Q, Lincoln, NEdisplayB&MR Havelock, 1901
967 (343)K-104-6-04'-8½"CB&Q (Burlington & Missouri River) Pioneer Village, Minden, NEdisplayBaldwin (Burnham) #16950, 1899
1243T-574-6-04'-8½"UP Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha, NEdisplay
274-6-04'-8½"V&T Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, NVdisplayBaldwin #39453, 1913
254-6-04'-8½"V&T Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, NVoperationalBaldwin #25016, 1905
404-6-04'-8½"NN Nevada Northern Railway, East Ely, NVoperationalBaldwin #34942, 1910
8NG-24-6-0ngSP Lillard Park, Sparks, NVdisplayBaldwin (Burnham) #31445, 1907
144-6-04'-8½"E&LS Arcade & Attica Railroad, Arcade, NYdisplayBaldwin #45083, 1917
35G-5s4-6-04'-8½"LIRR Oyster Bay Station, Oyster Bay, NYstoredPRR #4201, 1925From Eisenhower Park, awaiting movement to Alabama for restoration
1551H-6-g4-6-04'-8½"CNR Age of Steam Roundhouse, Sugarcreek, OHrestorationMontreal Locomotive Works #50778, 1912
2438 (6)4-6-036"CyZ Keizer Station Mall, Salem, ORdisplayBaldwin #24252, 1904 Built as a 4-6-2, from Claremont then Menifee then Murrieta, CA
1533 (264)H-6-d4-6-04'-8½"NH&I (CNR) New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, New Hope, PAstoredMontreal Locomotive Works, 1911Last operated in 1975.
1098D10h4-6-04'-8½"CPR RBM&N headquarters, Port Clinton, PAstoredCLC, 1913From Jim Thorpe, PA
44P4-6-04'-8½"NYC&StL Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, PAdisplayALCO (Brooks) #38831, 1905
5741G-5s4-6-04'-8½"PRR Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg, PAdisplayPRR (Juniata) #3966, 1924
972D10j4-6-04'-8½"CPR Strasburg Railroad, Strasburg, PAstored dismantledMontreal Locomotive Works, 1912From G. Hart, 1995
204-6-036"RGS (F&CC) Strasburg Railroad, Strasburg, PArestorationALCO (Schenectady) #5007, 1899from Colorado Railroad Museum
39G-5s4-6-04'-8½"LIRR Strasburg Railroad, Strasburg, PArestorationPRR (Juniata) #4207, 6/1929From LIRR, then Stony Brook, then Riverhead, NY
444-6-04'-8½"H&B SC Railroad Museum, Rion, SCdisplayBaldwin #59751, 1927
509 (403)4-6-04'-8½"Tennessee Central (L&A) TN Central depot, Cookeville, TNdisplayBaldwin #39553, 1913 from the TVRM
382 (99)4-6-04'-8½"Clinchfield Casey Jones Village, Jackson, TNdisplayBaldwin (Burnham) #27048, 1905 Painted as IC 382
1149B4-6-04'-8½"B&ML (Swedish) Discovery Park of America, Union City, TNdisplaySwedish State Railways, 1913From Belfast & Moosehead Lake, Unity, ME, then Great Smoky Mountains, Dillsboro, NC. Last operated in 2007.
134-6-04'-8½"TSE (Southern Pine Lumber)The History Center, Diboll, TXdisplayBaldwin #53599, 1920
1 (314)4-6-04'-8½"SP (T&NO) Galveston Railroad Museum, Galveston, TXdisplayALCO (Cooke) #2197, 1892
2248T-14-6-04'-8½"SP Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Grapevine, TXoperationalCooke #2341, 1896 Named William S. Davis
54-6-04'-8½"WTCarter LumberPolk County Museum, Livingston, TXdisplayBaldwin #36130, 1911
316 (201)D-94-6-04'-8½"T&P Texas State Railroad, Palestine, TXoperationalALCO (Cooke) #26142, 11/1902
503 (401)4-6-04'-8½"KCS (L&A) Bryan Park, Port Arthur, TXdisplayBaldwin #37715, 1913
453D4g4-6-04'-8½"CPR North Fork Lumber, Goshen, VAprivateCPR (Angus), 1912 Once planned to be restored by O. Winston Link, from New Hartford, NY
2204-6-04'-8½"CV Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VTdisplayALCO (Schenectady) #55018, 1915
1354S-44-6-04'-8½"NP Volunteer Park, Pasco, WAdisplayBaldwin (Burnham) #20277, 1902
24-6-04'-8½"PS&BR tourist info park, Hwy 20, Sedro Wooley, WAdisplayBaldwin #39058, 1913
144-6-04'-8½"CCL Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie, WAdisplayBaldwin (Burnham) #15771, 1898to be restored
1364S-44-6-04'-8½"NP Northern Pacific Railway Museum, Toppenish, WArestorationBaldwin #20421, 1902
1 (801)4-6-04'-8½"W&OV Hoffman's office building, Black River Falls, WIdisplayBaldwin, 1906from the Kettle Moraine Railway
2645E-25s4-6-04'-8½"MSP&SSM Mid-Continent Railway Museum, North Freedom, WIdisplayBrooks #3687, 1900
1385R-14-6-04'-8½"C&NW Mid-Continent Railway Museum, North Freedom, WIrestorationALCO (Schenectady) #42187, 1907
14-6-04'-8½"WC&C Mid-Continent Railway Museum, North Freedom, WIrestorationMontreal Locomotive Works #53632, 1912
1242T-574-6-04'-8½"UP Lions Park, Cheyenne, WYdisplayCooke #2053, 1890

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