Locomotive names of North America beginning with B

Steam locomotives with names beginning with B that have operated in North America:

Name Railroad, # Builder, s/n Build date Whyte type Notes
B. A. Botts H&TC 25 Schen 651 9/1870 4-4-0  
B. A. Shepard H&TC 29 Schen 660 10/1870 4-4-0  
B. Ayers M&C Rogers (937) 6/1860 4-4-0  
B. B. Smalley CV 53 M & Aldus 4/1865 4-4-0 Ex-Berlin.
B. F. Field CV 99 Baldwin 11000 1890 2-6-0 Rn 1/1/1900 #104.
B. F. Masten NA&S NA&S NA   4-4-0 Became LNA&C 17, Champion, in 1859; rb 1860.
B. F. Taylor C&SC Rogers 400 6/1853 4-4-0  
B. F. Yoakum SA&AP 7 Baldwin 7968 6/1886 0-6-0 Off roster by 1917
B. H. Wilson G&L 1 Rogers 3201 2/1883 4-4-0  
B. M. Johnson VS&T Rogers (856) 4/1859 4-4-0 5 ft 6 in gauge
B. Oppenheimer GH&SA 53 Manch 901 6/1881 4-4-0 Rn 1885 #693; rn 1901 #184; wrecked at Stockton 6/9/1905; scr 9/23/1905.
B. P. Cheney CV 32 Essex 1852 4-4-0 Ex-Richmond; rebuilt 11/1854; rb 3/1869; scrapped 1897.
B. P. Haven NLN 14 Manch 1870 4-4-0 Rn 1892 #164; transferred to CV 5; scrapped 1900.
Badger D&RG 49 Baldwin 4986 1880 2-8-0  
Badger R&M Rogers (792) 7/1857 0-4-0  
Badito D&RG 46 Baldwin 4981 1880 2-8-0  
Bainbridge NA&S Norris 1853 4-4-0 Became LNA&C 11, Rover, in 1859.
Bald Eagle CP 120 Cooke 8/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1135; rb by 1875; scr 9/1892.
Ballardvale (1st) B&M 15 Ballard-Vale 1856   Scrapped 1876
Ballardvale (2nd) B&M 15 Manch 1876   Scrapped 1892
Ballston R&S Wilmarth 1852 4-4-0 Exploded 1861.
Baltic HR New York 1854 4-4-0  
Baltimore B&S Locks 1837 2-2-0 Rb 1845 as 4-2-2.
Baltimore C&Pa 21 Hayward Bartlett 1866 0-8-0 Rebuilt as 0-10-0; off roster by 1886.
Baltimore NCe 22 Locks 31 1837 2-2-0 Rb as 4-2-0.
Bandguise Juc Rogers 93 12/1846 4-4-0  
Bangor   Hinkley 1106      
Bangor B&M Hinkley 1845   Rebuilt and renamed Medford; scr 1870
Bangor B&P Rothwell 6 1836 2-2-0 Open cab.
Barbour V&B 1 Rogers (1891) 5/1871 4-4-0  
Barney ShL 3 Baldwin   0-6-0T  
Barnstable V&M       Sold 1850.
Barre M&WR 2nd 3 Manch 630 4/1874 4-4-0 Ex-A. F. Sortwell.
Barren L&N M & Richardson      
Barrett BBB&C       Bought 10/1868; Pulled first train into San Antonio 2/1877.
Barrientos MT&C 3        
Bartholomew C&NW C&NW Chicago 1864 4-4-0  
Batavia Bu&R Rogers 275 8/1851 4-4-0  
Batavia Tonw Rogers 5 10/1838 4-2-0  
Bates T&R Taunton 86 1851 4-4-0 Ex-E. Kirby; became D&H #108.
Battle Mountain NC 1 Brooks 167 6/1873 2-6-0 Bought c. 1/1880; s 11/1880.
Bay State (1st) B&M 17 Hinkley 1856   Scrapped 1884
Bay State (2nd) B&M 17 Mason 1885 4-4-0 Renumbered 703.
Bay View M&M 4 Menominee 1853 4-4-0 Became M&PDC #3 in 1861; rb 1867; became M&SP #74 Whitewater in 1868; off roster by 1891.
Bayside F&NS 5 Rogers (1696) 1/1870 4-4-0  
Beach Bluff   Hinkley 1098      
Beatriz FCCH 3 Baldwin 25368 3/1905 2-6-0 Scr 1953.
Beauharnois SL&A 2nd 1 Schen 4437 1896 4-4-0 Sold to CAR as #24; Renumbered #628; Sold to GTR as #1331; Renumbered #2240; Sold to CN as #311.
Beaver BCCRC Pittsburgh 618   2-6-0  
Beaver PFW&C Norris 1849 4-4-0  
Becal FCUY 42 Baldwin 23723 2/1904 4-6-0 Scr 1950.
Bedford       0-8-0 Rb c. 1864 as 2-8-0; this may have been the first Consolidation class engine to run on North American rails.
Bedford BSO&B 2nd 1 P Bell 241 3/1876 2-4-0 Retired c. 1893.
Bedford NA&S Norris 1851 4-4-0 Became LNA&C 6, Jupiter, in 1859.
Bedford O&T 12 Baldwin 5932 11/1881 2-8-0 To New York Equipment Co. 1889; to Farmville & Powhatan; became Tidewater & Western; scr 1917.
Bee LV Norris 1882 2-10-0 Rb as 4-8-0; still running 1894; rb as 2-8-2; rb as 2-8-0.
Belcherton NLN 11 Taunton 1852 4-4-0 Ex-NLW&P Amherst; ex-A&B; sold to Watertown & Rome; scrapped.
Bell's Gap (1st) HE&WT 1 Baldwin 2879 7/1872 0-6-0 Bought 1881; rn #3.
Bell's Gap (2nd) HE&WT 2 Baldwin 3514 12/1873 2-6-0 Bought 1881; rn #6; s to Peterville Lumber Co.
Belle PRR Baldwin 1854 4-4-0  
Belle City R&M Rogers (709) 9/1856 4-4-0 One source lists s/n 701, another lists 709 as a provisional s/n. Became WU #8 D. W. Dana in 1867; became CM&SP #255 in 1879; scr 1892.
Belle Kelso W&Al Rogers (902) 1/1860 4-4-0  
Belle Plaine SP&SC 3 Taunton 390 8/1866 4-4-0 Became CStPM&O #19, renumbered 219, retired 1899.
Belleville C&C 5 Baldwin 6089 1882 4-4-0 Scrapped 1932.
Belleville NYOW 96 Rhode 542 7/1873 2-6-0 Scrapped 6/22/1910.
Bellevue D&P Rogers (770) 5/1857 0-4-0  
Bellows Falls ChRR 30 Hinkley 1873 4-4-0 Became FRR 230; may have been renumbered #68 in 1895; off roster by 1895.
Bellows Falls R&B 17 Taunton 34 1849 4-4-0 Rb at Rutland 1865; wrecked on the Addison RR 10/31/1876.
Bellville M&SC Rogers 132 6/1848    
Bellvue MR&LE Rogers 173 5/1849 4-4-0  
Belmont FRR 28 Hinkley 779 1866 4-4-0 Rb 1878; dropped 1890-1895.
Beloeil          
Beloit R&M Breese Kneeland 1856 4-4-0 Became WU #14 E. A. Eddy in 1867; became CM&SP #261 in 1879; off roster by 1883.
Beloit WU 16 (2nd) Baldwin 3633 8/1874 4-4-0 Became CM&SP #263 in 1879; rn #1334 in 1899; rn #95 in 1913; off roster 5/1918.
Ben Ely VV&CL 2 Baldwin 3753 7/1875 2-6-0 Sold 5/1888 to Northern Ry #1022; rn 1891 #1500; sold 1892.
Ben F. Langford SJ&SN 2 Porter 504 7/1882 2-6-0 Sold to SP of Calif. #1024; scr 7/11/1907 Sacramento.
Ben Marshall S&T Rogers 39 8/1842 4-2-0  
Ben Sherrod M&C Rogers (853) 3/1859 4-4-0  
Ben Spalding L&N Niles      
Beni P&RC&I 3 Rogers 2482 6/1878 2-6-0 Metre gauge; built for the Madeira & Mamore Railway of Brazil but not delivered there.
Benito Juarez MoRR 2        
Benjaleel Wells S&In Rogers 388 4/1853 4-4-0  
Benjamin Conley W&A 76 Rogers (1745) 5/1870 4-4-0  
Benjamin Pringle C&NF Rogers 357 12/1852 4-4-0 6 ft gauge.
Benjamin Stark NLN 20 Manch 1873 4-4-0 Rn #170 1892; Scrapped 1899.
Benjamin Stickney Pac 39 Rogers (1234) 1/1865 4-4-0 5 ft 6 in gauge
Bennington S&W     4-4-0  
Bennington WV Hinkley 377 6/1852 4-4-0 Leased to Troy & Boston; Transferred to Bennington & Rutland.
Benslide R&B 2nd 6 Taunton 402 3/1867 0-4-0 Became Central Vermont #203 1891; scrapped 5/23/1900.
Benton C&C 7 Baldwin 6687 1883 4-4-0 Scrapped 1933.
Bergen Bu&R Rogers 313 4/1852 4-4-0  
Bergen NJM 2 Rogers (1877) 4/1871 4-4-0 Ex-C. A. Wortendyke
Berkshire B&A 151 Rhode 1869 4-4-0 Ex-Cochituate; rebuilt many times; rn 270; became NYC 1224; rn NYC 31
Berkshire CV 18 Baldwin 1851 4-4-0 Ex-CV St. Lawrence; wrecked 1876.
Berkshire (1st) Hou Rogers 33 11/1841 4-4-0  
Berkshire Hou Rogers (1434) 1/1867 4-4-0 The boiler was originally built for a locomotive ordered by the North Missouri Railroad
Berlin CV 53 M & Aldus 4/1865 4-4-0 RB & rn B. B. Smalley by 6/1/1885.
Berlin H&NH Rogers 72 9/1845 4-4-0  
Berlin LC&M 13 R Norris 4/1856 4-4-0 Rb 1859; became M&SP #13 in 1863; rb 1869; off roster by 1890.
Bermejillo MRR Baldwin 18355 11/1900 2-6-2T  
Bernardo Reyes FCMYG 15 Rogers 4411 11/1890 4-4-0 Rn 1902 #53.
Berwick B&M   1839   Scrapped
Berwick MR&LE Rogers 385 4/1853 4-4-0  
Bessie SL&IM Grant 1868 4-2-0  
Best Friend of Charleston SC West Point 1830 0-4-0 First loco built in US; rebuilt after boiler explosion in 1831; rn Phoenix.
More information: Wikipedia.
Bethel CV 19 Baldwin 1851 4-4-0 Ex-Oregon; rb 4/11/1861; exchanged with B&L for Lamoille (CV) #31 12/1884.
Betsy DRR   1862 0-4-0 5 foot gauge; Entered service 4/20/1863; sold 1869 Oregon & California RR; leased Scio RR; scrapped 1902.
Betsy Jane SCRC 1   1875 0-4-0 Sold 1888 to Dougherty Lumber Co #1.
Bibb M&W Rogers 626 11/1855 4-4-0  
Big Cypus ITx 17 Rogers 2181 12/1872 4-4-0  
Big Four CCCSL 204 Alco-Schen 1898 4-4-0  
Big Jack WT        
Bill Williams D&RG 84 Baldwin 5156 1880 2-8-0  
Binghamton A&S 25 Dickson 55 7/1870 2-6-0  
Binney EMass Rogers 157 1/1849 4-4-0  
Birdsall DS&CV 1     2-4-2T S 1881 to San Joaquin & Sierra Nevada Ry.
Bison CP 57 Schen 576 6/1868 4-6-0 Rn 1891 #1533; rn 1901 #2020; s 12/15/1906 to Mammoth Copper Mining #1.
Bison H&TC 70 Dickson 197 10/1876 0-4-0  
Black Deer CP 55 M & Aldus 11/1867 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1169; rn 1901 #1204 (?); s to SF&SJ #15 6/1870; to SP #15 10/12/1870; scr 5/1901 Sac.
Black Diamond P&R Baldwin 1889 2-2-2T Inspection locomotive. Preserved at the National Museum of Transport in St. Louis.
Black Dinah Som 2 (1st)       Transferred to yard duty after the delivery of Somerset Railroad #2 (2nd) Old Point in 1869.
Black Fox CP 149 Schen 531 12/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1216; scr 1895.
Black Hawk D&P Rogers (758) 3/1857 4-4-0 Originally ordered by the Racine & Mississippi
Black Hawk P&T Baldwin 11 5/1835 4-2-0 First unit from Baldwin with outside cylinders
Black Hills SC&D 4 Schen   4-4-0 Became CM&SP #330 in 1880; off roster by 1899.
Black Monster C&Pa 29 Winans   0-8-0 Built for Eckhart Branch; acquired 1870; Off roster by 1893.
Black Oak PRR 117 Baldwin 1855 4-6-0  
Blacklog EBT 9 Baldwin 9836 2/1889 2-6-0 Built as Coeur D'Alene R&NCo. #4 (Idaho); s to EBT 12/1892; s 12/1915 to Males Co.; to Tajaco Sugar Corp.; to FC Gibara Y Holquin (Cuba).
Blair PRR Baldwin 1849 4-2-2  
Bleecker A&N 1 Schen 16 1852 4-4-0  
Block Island NLN 8 Manch 1867 4-4-0 Ex-Canada.
Blood ATSF 14 Taunton 543 10/1871 4-4-0  
Bloomfield BSO&B 2 P Bell 238 3/1876 0-6-0 Retired 1890.
Bloomfield CW 6 Rogers (1838) 1/1871 4-4-0 Ex-NHM&W 3 Portland before 2/25/1874.
Bloomfield M&GL 3 Rogers 2369 12/1873 4-4-0 Ordered by the Louisville, Cincinnati & Lexington to be their #39 but never delivered there. M&GL purchased this locomotive on 11/5/1875.
Bloomfield NPC 10 Baldwin 3840 2/1876 4-4-0 S 1895 to Guatemala Western #1; rn #51; bec Guatemala Ry #61; bec FICA #85; scr.
Bloomfield NYOW 92 Rhode 538 7/1873 2-6-0 Rn 1888 #103.
Bloomingdale NYOW 49 Baldwin 2829 6/1872 2-6-0 Sold 6/1881 to Scioto Valley RR #13; Transferred to No&W #523; sold 2/1903 to Bower & Strauss.
Bloomington NA&S Norris 1851 4-4-0 Became LNA&C 7, Mercury, in 1859.
Blue Bird CP 138 Schen 513 10/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1143; scr 9/1894.
Blue Bird USM Baldwin      
Blue Jay CP 139 Schen 514 10/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1144; scr 9/1894.
Bluffton DB&F 1 Pittsburgh 351 8/1878 4-4-0 To TD&B #9 8/1879
Bob Ellis M&M 1 Norris 1848 4-4-0 First loco to operate in Wisconsin; Became M&PDC #1 in 1861; became M&SP #71 Iowa in 1868; rb 1869; off roster by 1886.
Bodega NPC 5 Baldwin 3703 3/1875 4-4-0 Scr 1897 or before; some parts used to build #21 Thomas Stetson cab forward in 1901.
Bodie C&C 3 Baldwin 5430 1881 4-4-0 Scrapped 1908.
Bogota Pan Portland 1852 0-4-0  
Boise CP 35 Norris 1186 5/1867 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1269; rb 3/1871; rb by 1891; scr 2/23/1905 W Oakland.
Bolivar MC&T Rogers (734) 1/1857 4-4-0  
Bolton CV 43 H & Drury 1845 4-4-0 Rb 6/1864; Ex-1st SS&C Holyoke; to SS&C Waterloo; sold to CV 1864; sold 1881.
Bombazeen Som 6     4-4-0  
Bonnebeag PS&P 12 Portland 137 1866 4-4-0 Later became Eastern RR of Mass. #86.
Boreas T&I Mason   4-4-0  
Boscobel M&M 24 Breese Kneeland 1856 4-4-0 Became M&PDC #24 in 1861; became M&SP #94 in 1868; off roster by 1891.
Boston A&P 1 Hinkley c. 11/1880 0-6-0  
Boston ATSF 34 Mason 464 7/1872 4-4-0  
Boston (1st) B&M 14 Ballard-Vale 1844   Scrapped
Boston (2nd) B&M 14 Hinkley 1888 4-4-0 Scrapped 1908.
Boston ChRR 8 Hinkley 246 9/1849 4-4-0 Off roster by 1883.
Boston CuV Wilmarth 1854 4-2-4  
Boston CV 56 Manch 12/1865 4-4-0 Ex-Gen. Grant.
Boston FRR 13 Souther 1848 4-4-0 Off roster by 1877
Boston No&W Rogers   4-2-0  
Boston WofM Hinkley 4/1843    
Boulder M&WR 10 Baldwin 11054 7/1890 0-6-2ST Ex-Barre RR #3 Boulder c. 1911; s 3/29/1926 to Rock of Ages #10; scr c. 1936.
Bowerstown O&T 7 Baldwin 5259 9/1880 2-8-0 Rn; to NY Equip Co 1889; to Farmville & Powhatan 1889.
Braddock C&Pa 31 Winans 1853 0-8-0 Acquired in 1870; rn 30; off roster by 1886.
Bradford SCNY 40 Mason 449 3/1872 4-4-0  
Bradley Barlow CV 18 --- --- 2-6-0 Phantom engine designed by J. M. Foss (CV Supt of Motive Power) to replace Berkshire that was never built.
Braintree (1st) CV 64 Mason 291 10/1868 4-4-0 Sold to O&LC Chateguay between 1871-1873; rn #332 1/1/1891.
Braintree (2nd) CV 64 CV St Albans 1872 4-4-0 Built after sale of first.
Brandon R&B 7 Taunton 45 1/1850 4-4-0 Rb at Rutland 1866 and 1871; Scrapped 1/1886.
Brattleboro ConnR 2   1871 4-4-0  
Brattleboro FRR Hinkley 27 9/1844 4-4-0 Sold 3/1862 to US Military Railroad #11
Brattleboro NLN CV 1879 2-6-0 NG; Involved in a wreck in the 1880s; rebuilt as #152 in 1892.
Brattleboro (1st) V&M Hinkley 233 4/1849 4-4-0 Off roster sometime between 1863 and 1869.
Brattleboro (2nd) V&M 10 Hinkley 4/1869 4-4-0 Became FRR 44 in 1/1874; rn 1895 #91; rn 1899 #101; rn 1900 #901; scr 4/1901.
Brattleboro VV 4 Rogers 461 1/1854 4-4-0 Leased to Rutland as 2nd #39; rn 2nd #40.
Brazos ITx 4 Rogers (1884) 4/1871 4-4-0  
Bridgeport CuV 31 Rogers 2372 1/1874 0-6-0  
Bridgeport (1st) Hou Rogers 26 11/1840 4-2-0  
Bridgeport (2nd) Hou Rogers (791) 7/1857 4-4-0  
Bridgewater NSC 2 Rogers 4066 11/1888 4-4-0  
Bristol NH&N Rogers 117 1/1848 4-4-0  
Bristol Head D&RG 66 Baldwin 5098 1880 2-8-0  
Briton NE 19 Rogers 3298 7/1883 4-4-0 Ordered bearing the name Albion
Broadway M&E 53 Rogers (1524)   2-6-0  
Brookings SC&D 1 Niles 1872 4-4-0 Became CM&SP #327 in 1880; off roster by 1899.
Brooklyn RR Baldwin 1728 6/1868 4-2-0T Rn Rhodes; stored at Cleveland after 7/1882 through 1885.
Brooks A&G 22 Rogers (1707) 2/1870 4-4-0 Built as Thomas K. Ferguson for the Selma & Gulf but wasn't delivered there; A&G purchased this locomotive on 2/22/1870.
Brooks LIRR Rogers 53 4/1844 4-4-0  
Brookston NA&S Schen 116 5/1855 4-4-0 Became LNA&C 19, Vulcan, in 1859.
Brother Johnathan M&HR West Point 1832 4-2-0 Originally called Experiment; rebuilt as 4-4-0; "Brother Johnathan" was a derogatory term for Englishmen of the time; Built in the US.
Brown ATSF 63 Baldwin 4352 6/1878 4-4-0  
Brown Bird Rut 1st 16 Ballard-Vale 1849 4-4-0 Rn Rockingham; scr 1868.
Brownsville OLtd 4 Pitts 430 7/1880 2-6-0 Sold 2/6/1905 to SP of Calif. 2nd #1025; sold 9/29/1906 to McKenzie Shipyard, Oakland, Ca.
Brunswick StAL 5 Rogers 4815   4-4-0 Not delivered to the StAL; rb with larger cylinders and delivered to the Wrightsville & Tennille as #5 on 3/3/1896.
Bryant EMass Rogers 159 2/1849 4-4-0  
Buena Vista D&RG 508 Baldwin 1887 4-6-0  
Buffalo ATSF 37 Taunton 583 9/1872 4-4-0  
Buffalo B&O Winans 1844 0-8-0 Mud digger class; preserved in the Baltimore & Ohio museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
Buffalo Bu&R Rogers 248 2/1851 4-4-0 Ordered by the Attica & Buffalo Railroad but paid for and delivered to the Buffalo & Rochester Railroad.
Buffalo CP 82 Rogers 1513 4/1868 4-6-0 Rn 1891 #1544; scr 3/3/1894.
Buffalo (1st) H&TC 14 Schen 543 3/1869 4-4-0 Rn R. B. Schneider; off roster by 1890.
Buffalo (2nd) H&TC 47 Rogers 1985 2/1872 0-4-0 Rn 1887 2nd #1; became T&NO #2; scr 6/26/1935.
Buffalo L&W Rogers 330 7/1852 4-6-0  
Buffalo USM Rogers (1058) 1/1863 4-4-0 Purchased by USM on February 11, 1863; s 1865 to B&O
Buffalo WCRy Cooke 11/1863 4-2-4T Ex-CP T. D. Judah; Rn Queen Anne; scr 1912.
Buffalo Peaks D&RG 56 Baldwin 5018 1880 2-8-0  
Bully Boy NPC 8 Mason 584 1877 0-6-6 Bec NoS #8 1902; bec NWP #8; rn #88; burned in 1905 fire at Tomales with #2; not rb; scr 1911.
Bunker Hill (1st) FRR Norris 1841 4-2-0 Ex-Charlestown Branch; acquired 9/1845; off roster by 1850.
Bunker Hill (2nd) FRR 19 Hinkley 263 5/1850 4-6-0 Rb 1877 as 4-4-0
Burlington B&L Mason 583 1877 4-4-0 Leased to Rutland & Burlington as #231; Became Central Vermont #231.
Burlington CM&SP 280 Grant 1873 4-4-0  
Burlington (1st) R&B 1 Taunton 33 6/1849 4-4-0 Rebuilt at Rutland shops 10/1865; scrapped 1887.
Burlington (2nd) CV 17 Baldwin 1851 4-4-0 Rb 9/1857; rb 10/1868; rn 6/1873 White River.
Burlington (2nd) R&B 1 CV St Albans 1872 4-4-0 Ex-CV 63 Stowe, received 10/22/1886; rn 201; became Rutland #62; Became Central Vermont #201.
Burlington R&M Breese Kneeland 1856 4-4-0 Became WU #13 Savanna in 1867; became CM&SP #260 in 1879; off roster by 1899.
Burlington WU 33 Grant 1873 4-4-0 Became CM&SP #280 in 1879; rn #1323 in 1899; off roster by 1/1913.
Burns ATSF 355 Taunton 719 12/1879 4-6-0 Rn 116, 436.
Burnside (1st) ATSF 2 Rhode 122 6/1869 4-4-0  
Burnside (2nd) ATSF 111 Rhode 806 11/1879 4-4-0  
Burr (1st) ATSF 8 Taunton 532 6/1871 4-4-0  
Burr (2nd) ATSF 78 Taunton 696 5/1879 4-6-0 Rn #434.
Buttercup ATSF 100 Hinkley 1879 0-4-0