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
253 (253)K-210-8-04'-8½"L&A (FEC)Transportation and Interpretive Center, Abbeville, ALrestorationAlco (Richmond) #65770, 1924 From Nash, TX, then GCRM, then Hialeah yard, FL, then Fort Pierce, FL, then Canal Point, FL. To be placed on static display. Cosmetic restoration only.
8376P-5-g0-8-04'-8½"GTW Amboy Depot Museum, Amboy, ILdisplayBaldwin #61007, 1929One of 16 ex-GTW locomotives used by Northwestern Steel & Wire Co., Sterling, IL.
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.
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 Operated briefly at the Stone Mountain Railroad in 1969 until it was found to have too long of a wheelbase for the curves. From the North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer, NC.
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, ILrestorationBaldwin #65740, 1924 One of 16 ex-GTW locomotives used by Northwestern Steel & Wire Co., Sterling, IL. Was to be sent to Quincy, IL for restoration. Cosmetic restoration only.
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.
110-8-0T700mmKrebet Baru Sugar siding, Merrimac, WIunknownHanomag (Hannover-Linden) #10410, 1925 Named Ardjoeng, from Bayswater, VIC, Australia.
0-8-0T600mmJakob Wiederspahn Ag siding, Merrimac, WIdisplayMaffei (Munich) #4613, 1915 From Eagle Park Amusement Park, Cache, OK.
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
4094 (D)0-8-0F4'-8½"PA Power & Light (Hammermill Paper) Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg, PAdisplayHeisler #47, 1940 Built for display at the 1940 New York World's Fair. Largest fireless locomotive ever built.
8380P-5-g0-8-04'-8½"GTW Illinois Railway Museum, Union, ILdisplayBaldwin #61011, 1929One of 16 ex-GTW locomotives used by Northwestern Steel & Wire Co., Sterling, IL.
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