Locomotive names of North America beginning with D

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

Name Railroad, # Builder, s/n Build date Whyte type Notes
D. A. Baldwin CStPM&O 10 Baldwin 2390 3/1871 4-4-0 Retired 9/1892.
D. A. Olin M&SP 42 Niles 1854 4-4-0 Ex-Mi&W Watertown; Rb 1868
D. A. Schuttee M&Ci Rogers (1300) 9/1865 4-4-0  
D. B. Molloy M&O Rogers (958) 9/1860 4-4-0  
D. C. Greene M&SP Taunton 604 3/1873 4-4-0 Rn #182 in 1899; rn #1311 in 1899; rn #83 in 1912; off roster in 7/1915.
D. C. Haskin CalP 11 Mason 361 6/1870 4-4-0 Rb by 1891; rn 1891 #1241; leased to Stockton & Copperopolis #1 2/1/1871-8/1871; scr 8/1899 Sacramento.
D. C. Shepard M&SP 134 Taunton 472 8/1869 4-4-0 Off roster by 1898.
D. D. Campbell LC&M 17 Schen 161 9/1856 4-4-0 Became M&SP #17 in 1863; off roster by 1890.
D. D. Ranlett (1st) CV 11 CV St Albans 1879 2-6-0 Sold 11/1881 to NLN #160.
D. D. Ranlett (2nd) CV 5 CV St Albans 1881 2-6-0 Took place of Vernon; rn 1/1/1900 to #311.
D. E. Butler GRR Rogers (1683) 12/1869 4-4-0  
D. F. Bradford OSNCo Cooke 1862 4-2-4T 5 ft ga; rb to SG 1880; became OR&N #2.
D. F. Vail T&B   c. 1867    
D. Ferguson M&SP 126 Baldwin 1754 8/1868 4-4-0 Rn #409 in 1898; rn #1245 in 1899; off roster by 1907.
D. Flanigan WU 21     4-4-0 Rb 1869; became CM&SP #268 in 1879; rn #1244 in 1899; rn #1423 in 1910; off roster by 1913.
D. H. Rucker USM Jersey   4-4-0 USM purchased on November 4, 1863; s 1865 to B&O.
D. J. Wittemore M&SP 138 Taunton 477 10/1869 4-4-0 Rn #1236 in 1899; rn #1419 in 1910; off roster by 1912.
D. L. Bush WU 12 Niles 4/1856 4-4-0 Ex-R&M Rockton. The Wisconsin Historical Society says this locomotive was built in 1879 by WU Racine, but W. D. Edson in "Milwaukee Road Locomotives" [Railroad History number 136 (Spring 1977, p 71)] says it was built by Niles; interestingly, the same picture as WHS displays is also displayed on page 72 of the aforementioned article.
More information: Wisconsin Historical Society.
D. L. Yulee P&G Rogers (980) 12/1860 4-4-0 Named in honor of David Levy Yulee
D. M. Hughes M&SP 54 Mason 216 10/1865 4-4-0 Rn #218 in 1898; rn #1218 in 1899; off roster by 1907.
D. McLaren CH&D CH&D Cin 1856 4-4-0  
D. N. Pickering IaC 21 Mason 516 9/1873 4-6-0 Off roster by 1910
D. O. de Diaz FCUY 31 Baldwin 6111 3/1882 4-4-0 Ex-FCM&C #1; scr 1906.
D. R. May WU 24 Jersey City 1865 4-4-0 Became CM&SP #271 in 1879; off roster by 1899.
D. R. Sortwell (1st) M&WR 2nd 3 Manch 630 4/1874 4-4-0 Ex-Vermont.
D. R. Sortwell (2nd) M&WR 5 Manch 1447 2/1890 4-4-0 Scr 1920.
D. S. McMullen COn 7 Rogers 3252 4/1883 4-4-0  
D. T. Davies GH&SA 44 Manch 835 11/1880 4-4-0 Rn 1885 #695; rn 1901 #186; sold 2/19/1908 to Southwestern Ry, Henrietta, Texas, #1.
D. T. Vail HR Cooke 1861 4-2-4T  
D. W. C. Rice CalP 10 Mason 319 7/1869 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1188; scr 7/6/1895.
D. W. Dana WU 8 Rogers 701 9/1856 4-4-0 Ex-R&M Belle City.
D. W. Lawrence O&LC 330 Rhode 1585 1885 2-6-0 Rn 1/1/1891 #330; became Rutland #399.
D. Willis James D&SC Rogers (1184) 7/1864 4-4-0 Purchased from Rogers by M. K. Jesup & Co. for the D&SC
Dagny   Baldwin 60069   0-4-2RT  
Dakota CC&BH 1 Mason 560 7/1876 0-6-0 3ft 6in gauge; sold 1890 to Riverside Land Company
Dakotah LC&M 19 Taunton 218 11/1856 4-4-0 Became M&SP #19 in 1863; rb 1881; off roster by 1891.
Dallas O&C 14   1870 4-4-0 Ex-OC; probably ex-PRR; rn 1891 #1108; sold 1897.
Dallas OLtd 6 Porter 375 7/1880 2-6-0 Sold 1/26/1895 to Sierra Valleys RR #1.
(Dallas) (SPTx) Rogers (1486) 9/1867 4-4-0 This locomotive was ordered by Southern Pacific of Texas but not delivered; it was subsequently sold 7/3/1869 to European & North American as #1 Frederickton
Dan'l Southwick R&S Springfield 1848 4-4-0 Became D&H #100; scrapped 1881.
Dana ATSF 75 Hinkley 1879 4-4-0  
Danby WV Hinkley 393 8/1852 4-4-0 May have become New York & Harlem Cayuga, but is doubtful due to conflicting cylinder sizes.
Daniel D. Page Pac Rogers (1084) 5/1863 4-4-0 5' 6" gauge
Daniel Drew A&S 14 Dickson 27 1867 4-4-0  
Daniel Kilgore S&In Rogers 387 4/1853 4-4-0  
Daniel Nason Bo&P Roxbury 1863 4-4-0 Inside connected; on display in Danbury, Connecticut; now preserved at the National Museum of Transport in St. Louis.
Daniel R. Garrison Pac 49 Rogers (1355) 3/1866 4-4-0 5' 6" gauge
Daniel Ravenel NESC Rogers (805) 9/1857 4-4-0  
Daniel Webster NCe 3 Winans 7/1851 0-8-0 Camelback; sold 1878 to Baltimore & Potomac RR.
Dannemora CO&I 8 Dickson 411 2/1883 2-6-0  
Danville ETH&C 5 Rogers (1965) 10/1871 4-4-0  
Danville GWRIl Rogers (1079) 5/1863 4-4-0  
Darien Pan Portland   0-4-0  
Dart CP 145 Schen 520 10/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1149; scr 1891.
Dart G&C Rogers 279 9/1851 4-4-0  
Dart LNA&C 4 Norris 1851 4-4-0 Ex-NA&S Orleans.
Darwin C&C 8 Baldwin 6689 1883 4-4-0 Ret 1928; Scrapped 1932.
Datton M&StL 71 Manch 992 4/1882 4-4-0 Rn 1910 #132; scr 2/1916.
Dauntless ATSF 3 Taunton 481 11/1869 4-4-0  
Dauntless LSMS 358 Rogers (2012) 1/1872 4-4-0  
David Fergusson FCDS 7 Rhode 939 5/1881 4-4-0 Rn 8/24/1907 #62; off roster by 7/1910.  Some references list this locomotive's name as Pergrison.
David Gibson M&Ci Rogers (1189) 8/1864 4-4-0  
David H. Moffat DP 29 Baldwin   4-4-0 Pulled the first (tracklaying work) train into Denver, Co., on June 23, 1870.
David Leavitt Hou 14 Rogers (1641) 8/1869 4-4-0  
David Macy P&I 4 Rogers (1031) 6/1862 4-4-0 To Indianapolis, Peru & Chicago 1864; Sold to Wabash, St Louis & Pacific #504 1881.
David Robinson, Jr. TS&M 11 Rogers 3847 11/1887 4-4-0  
David S. Draper Hou 15 Rogers (1859) 2/1871 4-4-0 This locomotive was ordered by the Connecticut Western
David Upton HR Schen 1854 4-4-0  
David Wilbur A&S 21 Dickson 39 1869 4-4-0  
Davidson L&N Baldwin      
Davidson T&A Rogers (867) 7/1859 4-4-0  
Davy Crockett S&S Stephenson 1833 4-2-0 Scrapped before 1854.
Dawn SR 1 Hinkley 1251 1877 0-4-4T Ex-Billerica & Bedford Railroad Ariel; scrapped 1912.
Daylight SP 4449 Lima 7817 5/1941 4-8-4 This engine is the only remaining operable 4-8-4 that Southern Pacific used to haul its various Daylight trains; when it was restored by volunteers of Portland, Oregon, the engine unofficially earned the name Daylight; it is used mostly by Union Pacific to haul various specials mostly in the western states; one of its first duties was to power the Bicentennial era American Freedom Train.
More information: Wikipedia.
Dayton MR&LE Rogers 382 3/1853 4-4-0  
Dayton V&T 18 CP Sac 6 1873 4-4-0 Sold 1938 to Paramount Pictures.
De Pere M&N 9 Brooks 203 1873 4-4-0 Rn #24; became CM&SP #924 in 1893; rn #1299 in 1899; off roster by 1910.
De Ruyter NYOW 15 Rhode 185 6/1870 4-4-0 Sold 10/25/1887 to NY Loco Works; scrapped 1/1888.
De Soto ATSF 54 Baldwin 1872 4-4-0  
Dean Richmond B&SL 42 Rogers (1442) 2/1867 4-4-0  
Deanna WiP 4 Baldwin 11900   0-4-2T In operation in Coto de Caza, California
Decatur A&G Rogers (1379) 5/1866 4-4-0  
Decatur B&M 66 Hinkley 1146 1873 0-4-0  
Decatur CST Rogers (925) 5/1860 4-4-0  
Decatur EP 2 Rogers (890) 11/1859 4-4-0  
Decatur GWRIl Rogers (1082) 5/1863    
Deckertown NYOW 73 Rogers (1924) 7/1871 4-4-0 Transferred to NJ Midland 1874 #4; sold to NYSW #3
Dedham Bo&P Griggs 1851 2-2-2 Rn Uncle Tom; sold to Fitchburg & Worcester RR.
Deer (1st) O&LC 1st 5 Kirk 5/1850 4-4-0  
Deer (2nd) O&LC 13 Boston 248 10/1849 4-4-0 Ex-2nd St. Lawrence.
Deerfield ConnR 8 Rogers 2528 6/1879 4-4-0  
Deerfield LC&M Swinburne 1856 4-4-0 Became M&SP #32 in 1863; off roster by 1899.
Deerhound CP 132 Rhode 77 11/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1155; leased to SF&NP #132 Deerhound 4/1872; returned as #185 1873; scr 7/6/1895 Sacramento.
Deerhound SF&NP 132 Rhode 77 11/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1155; ex-CP #132 Deerhound 4/1872; returned as #185 1873; scr 7/6/1895 Sacramento.
Defender ER&E 3 Baldwin 8776 8/1887 4-4-0 Became NWP #3; rn #151; rn #351; scr 9/20/1916.
Defiance M&M 43 Breese Kneeland 1857 4-4-0 Became M&PDC #43 in 1861; became M&SP #114 in 1868; off roster by 1898.
DeKalb M&W Rogers 296 1/1852 4-4-0  
Del Norte ATSF 47 Baldwin 3884 5/1876 4-4-0  
Del Norte D&RG 7 Baldwin 2617 1871 2-4-0  
Delavan R&M Rogers 602 8/1855 4-4-0 Became WU #3 J. L. Mitchell in 1867; became CM&SP #250 in 1879; scr 1892.
Delavan WU 32 Taunton 626 8/1873 4-4-0 Became CM&SP #279 in 1879; rn #1286 in 1899; off roster by 1910.
Delaware CNJ Rogers 326 6/1852 4-4-0 Sold to USMR; rn Lieutenant General Grant; became #7 Warrior; sold 1865 to B&O #280.
Delaware D&H F Rastrick 5/1829 0-4-0 Retired 1834.
Delaware (D&P) Rogers 696 8/1856 4-4-0 This locomotive was ordered for the Racine & Mississippi as Morris K. Jesup but diverted to be Dubuque & Pacific Delaware and diverted again to be delivered to the Great Western Railway of Illinois 8/1856.
Delaware D&P Rogers 704 8/1856 4-4-0 Purchased by R. B. Mason & Co.; was originally ordered as Buchanan but renamed before delivery
Delaware KPDP 2 Norris 1867 4-4-0  
Delaware N&F Baldwin * c. 1832 2-2-0 This engine was assembled by Baldwin before he went into business as a locomotive builder.
Delaware NY&E Rogers 81 5/1846 4-4-0  
Delaware NYOW 4 Rhode 109 5/1869 4-4-0 Sold 9/19/1887 to Carthage & Adirondack RR.
Delaware P&R Winans 1837    
Delhi NYOW 16 Rhode 186 6/1870 4-4-0 Sold 10/24/1887 to NY Loco Wks; sold 4/1888 to Centralia & Chester RR.
Dell Roy O&T 5 Baldwin 5141 6/1880 2-8-0 Wrecked at Brimfield 2/4/1883; rb for service; to NY Equip Co 1889; became Manistee & Luther #6.
Delphos TD&I 3 Pittsburgh 388 11/1878 4-4-0 To TD&B #8 8/1879.
Delta C&NW 141 Hinkley 730   4-4-0  
Denver D&NO 4 Rogers 2873 11/1881 4-4-0  
Derby Naug Rogers (1218) 11/1864 4-4-0  
Des Rivieres CV 66 CV St Albans 4/1870 4-4-0 Renumbered to 9 in 1900; scrapped 1905.
Deseret W&JV 2 National 9/1873 0-6-0 Sold to D&RGW #3.
Despatch B&M 401 Manch   4-4-0  
Detroit AG&Co Rogers (871) 8/1859 4-4-0  
Detroit D&Mi Baldwin      
Dewey RH 2 Baldwin 4036 12/1876 0-6-0T Bought 1880.
DeWitt C. Brown O&LC 2nd 5 Mason 282 6/1868 4-4-0 Rn #305; scrapped before 5/31/1895.
DeWitt Clinton M&HR West Point 1831 0-4-0 DeWitt Clinton This was the first locomotive to operate in the state of New York; it was also the fourth locomotive completely built in the United States.
More information: Wikipedia.
Diana CP 159 Schen 559 3/1869 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1226; scr 10/1899 Sacramento.
Dillon NC 2nd 2 Baldwin 5575 4/1881 2-6-0 Sold 11/1938.
(Dinkey) EBT ALCO 28647 5/1903 0-4-0T Built as H. S. Kerbaugh (contractor) #116; s 1906 to Cincinnati Equip. Co.; Bought as Rockhill Furnace Co. #2 3/1906; s 6/1916 to EBT (informally named); scr after 10/1935.
Dinky GWP     0-4-0T On static display in Chester, California
Dixi Crosby GH&SA 22 Mason 563 7/1876 0-6-6T Rn 1885 #658; off roster by late 1890s.
Dixiana RC&BT 1 Lima 2593 1912 2T Shay In operation
Dolores D&RG 31 Baldwin 4384 1878 2-8-0  
Don Juan FCMYG 9 Rogers 4330 7/1890 4-6-0 Rn 1902 #456.
Don Patricio FCMYG 10 Rogers 4331 7/1890 4-6-0 Rn 1902 #457.
Donahue SF&SJ 9 Cooke 1870 4-4-0  
Donovan SFN 18 Rogers 4280 4/1890 4-4-0  
Dorchester C&SL Stephenson 1836 0-4-0 First locomotive to operate in Canada; involved in the first grade crossing accident in 1837 when it hit a team of oxen at Côte St. Raphael.
Dorothy LV 300 LV W-Barre 1884 4-2-4  
Dover M&E Baldwin 1841 4-2-0 Rb as 4-2-2.
Dover NY&H Rogers 163 3/1849 4-4-0  
Dr. F. Herff SA&AP 10 Baldwin 8284 12/1886 4-4-0 Off roster by 1917.
Dr. Goodale LMCX Cincinnati 1853 4-4-0  
Dr. James S. Hamilton GRR Rogers (1799) 10/1870 4-4-0  
Dr. Ordway B&S Locks 10/1839 2-2-0 Rb 1837 for John's River RR as 0-4-0; ex-WofMass Hampshire; s 1848 to Cheshire RR Rough & Ready.
Dr. Thompson A&WP Rogers (974) 11/1860 4-4-0  
Dragon   Baldwin 1848    
Dragon CP 74 Cooke 4/1868 4-6-0 Rn 1891 #1542; scr 7/6/1895 Sac.
Dragon P&R Milner c. 1837    
Driver CP 95 M & Aldus 6/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1164; scr 2/18/1893.
Dublan FCMS 12 Yorkshire 436 1890 0-6-0T  
Dubuque D&P Rogers 693 7/1856 4-4-0 Purchased from Rogers by R. B. Mason & Company for the Dubuque & Pacific
Dugald McAlpine H&TC 35 Rogers (1937) 8/1871 4-4-0  
Dukes B&A 214 Eddy 1872 4-4-0  
Duluth M&StL 28 Baldwin 5313 10/1880 4-4-0 Dropped from the roster between 1917-1932
Dummerston VV 2 Rogers 264 6/1851 4-4-0 Leased to Rutland as #37.
(Dummy) SR&SQ   1870    
Dundee NYOW 47 Baldwin 2815 5/1872 2-6-0 Rn 2/16/1889 to 2nd #53.
Dundee OLtd (9) (Baldwin) --- (4-4-0) This unit was ordered from Baldwin, but the order was canceled before completion.
Dunmore R&B 25 Boston 10/1854 4-4-0 Ex-Lake Dunmore.
DuPage G&CU Rogers 403 6/1853 4-4-0  
Dupont TD&I 1 Porter 273 5/1877 0-4-2T To TD&B #6 8/1879.
Durango FCCM 37 Taunton 826 12/1881 4-4-0 Rn #44.

Photo credits

  • DeWitt Clinton - Wikipedia's image description page (retrieved October 16, 2008) asserts that this photograph was taken in the 19th century and is therefore now in the public domain.