Abbreviations - builders of North American locomotives

For the locomotive builders, I tried to use an abbreviation that is long enough to fully identify the facility where the locomotive was built. However, in some cases, the builder's full name might not be obvious. These are the builder abbreviations that were used in this work.

  • A & Souther = Anderson & Souther, also known as Tredegar
  • ALCO = American Locomotive Co.
  • Amoskeag = Amoskeag Mfg. Co., Manchester, N. H.
  • AT&SF Topeka = AT&SF's Topeka shops
  • Avonside = Avonside Engine Company (England)
  • B&O M. C. = B&O's Mount Clare shops
  • B&S shops = Baltimore & Susquehanna RR shops
  • Baldwin = M. W. Bladwin Loco Works
  • Ballard-Vale
  • BL&N = Boston, Lowell & Nashua RR
  • Boston = Boston Loco Works
  • Boyden = Seth Boyden
  • Breese Kneeland = Breese Kneeland & Company, owners of New York Locomotive Works
  • Brooks = Brooks Loco Works
  • Bury = Edward Bury of Liverpool
  • C&NW Chicago = C&NW's Chicago shops
  • Canada = Canada Loco Works
  • CH&D Cin = CH&D's Cincinnati shops
  • Chicago = Chicago Locomotive Works
  • ChRR = Cheshire Railroad shops
  • Cincinnati = Cincinnati Loco Works
  • CNJ Ebport = Central of New Jersey's Elizabethport shops
  • Cooke = Danforth & Cooke Loco Works
  • Corliss = George H. Corliss, Providence, Rhode Island
  • CP Sac = Central Pacific's Sacramento shops
  • Crown = Crown Metal Products
  • CRR Concord = Concord RR's Concord shops
  • Cuyahoga = Cuyahoga Steam Furnace Co, Cleveland, Ohio
  • CV Northfield = Central Vermont's Northfield shops
  • CV St Albans = Central Vermont's St Albans shops
  • D & Gartner = Davis & Gartner
  • D&H = Delaware & Hudson Ry.
  • Danforth = Danfroth Locomotive Works
  • Davis = Phineas Davis
  • DC&C = Danforth, Cooke & Co.
  • Dickson = Dickson Loco Works
  • Dunham = H. R. Dunham & Co.
  • E & Harrison = Eastwick & Harrison
  • Essex = Essex Loco Co.
  • F & Rastrick = Foster, Rastrick & Co., Stourbridge, England
  • Fox-Walker = Fox-Walker Company, Bristol, England
  • Fulton Fdry = Fulton Foundry, San Francisco, Ca.
  • G & Eastwick = Garrett & Eastwick
  • G & Winans = Gillingham & Winans
  • Globe = Globe Loco Works, England
  • Grant = Grant
  • Griggs = Griggs
  • GT Pt St C = Grand Trunk RR's Pointe St. Charles shops
  • GWR Hamilton = Great Western RR's (of Canada) Hamilton shops
  • H & Drury = Hinkley & Drury
  • H & Nasmyth = Hick & Nasmyth of England
  • H & Williams = Hinkley & Williams Loco Works
  • H. J. Booth = H. J. Booth & Co.
  • Hackworth = Timothy Hackworth & Co.
  • Harkness = A. Harkness & Son
  • Hayward Bartlett = Hayward, Bartlett & Co.
  • Hinkley = Hinkley Loco Works
  • I. R. Adams = I. R. Adams & Co.
  • J. Good = James Good, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jersey = New Jersey Loco Works & Machine Co.
  • Jersey City = Jersey City Locomotive Works
  • K. Hutton = Kinmond Hutton & Steel, Dundee, Scotland
  • Kirk = Kirk Loco Co., Cambridgeport, Mass.
  • L&B Kingston = Lackawanna & Bloomsburg's Kingston, Pa., shops
  • Lancaster = Lancaster Loco Works, Penn.
  • Latham = A. Latham & Co., White River Jct., Vt.
  • Lawrence = Lawrence Machine Shops, Lawrence, Mass.
  • LNA&C NA = LNA&C's New Albany shops
  • Locks = Locks & Canals Co.
  • Lowell = Lowell Machine Shop
  • LSMS Buffalo = Lake Sore & Michigan Southern's Buffalo shops
  • LV Hazelton = Lehigh Valley's Hazelton shops
  • LV W-Barre = Lehigh Valley's Wilkes-Barre shops
  • M & Aldus = McKay & Aldus Iron Works, East Boston, Mass.
  • Manch = Manchester Loco Works
  • Mason = Wm. Mason & Co., Taunton, Mass.
  • Matteawan = Matteawan
  • McQueen = Walter McQueen
  • Milner = Braithwaite Milner & Co.
  • MWCR = Mount Washington Cog Ry.
  • National = National Loco Works
  • New York = New York Loco Works
  • Newcastle = Newcastle Manufacturing Co. of England
  • Niles = Niles Loco Works, Cincinatti
  • NJR&T Jersey = NJR&T's Jersey City shops
  • Norris = Philip Norris Loco Works
  • Novelty = Novelty Iron Works
  • NY Loco = New York Loco Works
  • P&R Reading = Philadelphia & Reading's Reading shops
  • Paul = Thomas Paul
  • Pittsburgh = Pittsburgh Loco Works
  • Porter = Porter Loco Works
  • Porter-B = Porter-Bell
  • Portland = Portland Loco Works, Maine
  • R & Firth = Rix & Firth
  • R & Rapier = Ransomes & Rapier
  • Rhode Island = Rhode Island Loco Works
  • Rogers K&G = Rogers Ketchum & Grosvenor shops, Paterson, NJ.
  • Rogers L&M = Rogers Locomotive & Machine Works, Paterson, NJ.
  • Rothwell = Rothwell Loco Works
  • Rutland = Rutland RR
  • S & Jackson = Smith & Jackson Loco Works
  • S & Perkins = Smith & Perkins
  • Schen = Schenectady Loco Works
  • Souther = John Souther & Co.
  • Springfield = Springfield
  • Stephenson = Stephenson
  • Swinburn = William Swinburn, Paterson, NJ
  • Taunton = Taunton
  • Tayleur = Charles Tayleur & Co., Vulcan Foundry, England
  • Thomas Rogers = Thomas Rogers Loco Works
  • Trenton = Trenton Loco Works.
  • Virginia = Virginia Locomotive & Car Works
  • Vulcan = Vulcan Iron Works
  • West Point = West Point Foundry, NY
  • Wilmarth = Seth Wilmarth & Co.
  • Winans = Ross Winans
  • Wm Norris = William Norris & Co.; may be same as Norris
  • Wm. Hedley = William Hedley of England
  • WofM Sfield = Western RR of Massachusetts' Springfield shops
  • WU Racine = Western Union Railroad's Racine shops
  • EJardini = EJardini