Abbreviations - notes and details describing North American locomotives

A number of abbreviations have been used in the notes on the entries in this roster. These abbreviations, almost all are not case sensitive, are as follows:

  • C = circa
  • Ex- = formerly
  • In svc = in service
  • NG = narrow gauge
  • Rb = rebuilt (usually followed by a date or year)
  • Ret = retired
  • Rn = renamed or renumbered (usually followed by a date or year and then the new name and/or number)
  • S = sold
  • Scr = scrapped (usually followed by a date or year and sometimes a location)
  • SG = standard gauge
  • SG'ed = converted to standard gauge
  • Wd = withdrawn from regular service
  • Xf = transferred