Locomotive names of North America beginning with F

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

Name Railroad, # Builder, s/n Build date Whyte type Notes
F. A. Mueller M&SP 156 Mason 459 6/1872 4-4-0 Off roster by 1899.
F. A. Rice H&TC 20 Schen 643 7/1870 4-4-0  
F. A. Tritle P&AC 2   c. 1864 4-4-0 Sold 3/1897 to Sierra Ry #2; off roster by 1906.
F. B. Jennings B&R 15 Schen 4200 1894 4-4-0 Sold to Rutland as #181; Renumbered #865; Renumbered #85; Sold 10/1920 to Ft. Smith & Western as #5.
F. D. Atherton SF&A 2 Grant 1868 4-4-0 Wrecked 11/14/1869; sold to CP #177 Atherton.
F. de Trembleque FCHN 5 Baldwin 8696 8/1887 0-4-4T NG; ret by 1908.
F. E. Woodbridge R&S Taunton 86 1851 4-4-0 Ex-E. Kirby; to D&H #108; scrapped 1881.
F. Gilman P&I 7 Rogers 1279 7/1865 4-4-0 To IP&C 1864; to WStL&P #507.
F. H. Elmore C&SC Rogers 402 6/1853 4-4-0  
F. H. Prescott NLN 9 Souther 1852 4-4-0 Ex-Ware River RR Ware.
F. N. CM&SP 1 Pittsburgh 350 10/1875 4-4-0 Narrow gauge; rn #414 in 1880.
F. P. James M&SP 53 Mason 214 10/1865 4-4-0 Off roster by 1893.
F. S. Stranahan CV 78 Rhode 1443 1/1884 2-6-0 Built to replace #78 L. Mills; rn 1/1/1900 to #331.
F. W. Paramore TT 42 Grant 1520 8/1882 4-4-0 NG; SG'ed 1/1893; sold 1/28/1897 to Paragould Southeastern Ry #2.
F. Wild WU 4 Rogers 683 6/1856 4-4-0 Ex-R&M C. S. Wright.
F. Ybarra O. FCUY 59 Baldwin 15855 4/1898 4-4-0 Ex-FCM&P #9; scr 1947.
Fabyan C&M 25 Manch 649 4/1874 4-4-0  
Fair Haven SCNY 45 Rogers 2068 9/1872 2-6-0  
Fairfax (1st) CV 65 Mason 12/1868 4-4-0 sold to O&LC St. Regis.
Fairfax (2nd) CV 65 CV St Albans 1872 4-4-0 Renumbered to 8 in 1900; took place of first after sale.
Fairfax O&A S & Perkins 1851 4-4-0 Captured by Union forces in 1862; s 1864 to J. A. Graham.
Fairfield C&SC Rogers 228 9/1850 4-4-0  
Fairfield Hou Rogers 111 11/1847 4-4-0  
Falcon CP 113 Cooke 7/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1129; scr 7/6/1895.
Falcon G&CU Chicago 2/1854    
Falcon WV Lowell 1854 4-4-0 Leased to Troy & Boston; Transferred to Bennington & Rutland.
Fall River FR Hinkley 1845    
Falls Village Hou Rogers 435 10/1853 4-4-0  
Fallsburgh NYOW 45 Baldwin 2782 4/1872 2-6-0 Rn 1/29/1889 to 2nd #56.
Fancy CP 163 Schen 572 7/1869 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1230; scr 2/3/1900 Sacramento.
Farewell R&S Rogers 391 5/1853 4-4-0 Became D&H #106.
Farmington NH&N Rogers 118 1/1848 4-4-0  
Farnham CV 4 Amoskeag 1851 4-4-0 Ex-Ottawa; wrecked 6/1874.
Fashion   Boston 1858 4-4-0  
Favorite CP 130 M & Aldus 8/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1140; scr 4/1894.
Fawn (1st) O&LC 2nd 11 Malone 1866 4-4-0 May have been named Pawn.  Renamed 1872 Gen. Sherman; Renumbered #311; Scrapped 1895.
Fawn (2nd) O&LC 2nd 15 Malone 1872 4-4-0 Rn 1/1/1891 #315; scrapped before 4/1/1891.
Fern RV 5     4-4-0 15" gauge; in operation on the Redwood Valley Railway
Findlay MR&LE Rogers 133 6/1848 4-4-0  
Fine Plume D&HG 3 Cooke 1861 0-4-0 Ex-Terrapin.
Fire Fly   Tayleur 1833   Sold to Camden & Woodbury before 1837.
Fire Fly CP 110 Rogers 1606 9/1868 4-4-0 rn 1891 #1426; rn 1901 #1201; transferred to Sacramento & Placerville #1 7/24/1879; sold 1889 to Northern Ry #1019; sold 12/5/1890 to Oregonian RR #10; sold 10/17/1904 to Independence & Monmouth RR #1201.
Fire-Fly CR&B Rogers 233 10/1850 4-4-0  
Firefly P&R Milner c. 1837    
Firefly S&S Stephenson 1834 4-2-0 Scrapped before 1854.
Firefly SRR Baldwin 924 5/1860 4-4-0 Off roster after 1877
Firefly USM Norris 1862 4-4-0 US Military Railroads locomotive Firefly on a trestle belonging to the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Some references list the name as Fire Fly while others list it as Firefly. Sold 1865 to B&O
Fisk LIRR Rogers 58 8/1844 4-2-2  
Flash CP 162 Schen 571 7/1869 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1229; scr 12/26/1899.
Flea CalP 15 Vulcan 6 6/1865 2-2-0T Built as Napa Valley RR Napa Valley; sold 1879 to CP 2nd #229; sold 1882 to San Joaquin Valley Coal Co.; sold 1893 to Sierra Nevada Wood & Lumber Co. #4; scr c. 1921 Sacramento.
Fleetfoot CP 129 M & Aldus 8/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1139; scr 7/6/1895 Sacramento.
Flier CP 109 Rogers 1605 9/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1429; sold 12/5/1890 to Oregonian RR #13; scr 4/28/1900 Sac.
Flirt PRR Baldwin 1854 4-4-0  
Florida H&BL Baldwin 4483 1878 0-4-2T 5 ft gauge
Flushing NY&F Rogers 448 12/1853 4-4-0 Bought by Gouverneur Morris for the NY&F
Flying Dutchman CV Baldwin 1837 4-4-0 Bought from Harrisburg & Lancaster.
Flying Dutchman SCC&R   1830    
Foote ATSF 72 Taunton 693 3/1879 4-4-0  
Fordham   Rogers 332 8/1852 4-4-0 Moshein & Rothfus note that this locomotive was purchased by Gouverneur Morris, possibly for the NY&H.
Forest City CV 37 H & Drury 1849 0-4-0 Ex-Ethan Allen; wreccked c. 1886.
Forman CoRR 5 Porter 920 1888 0-4-0T Preserved on static display, Morenci, Arizona
Fort Edward R&S S & Jackson 1857 4-4-0 Rn 22; became D&H #117.
Fort Erie PG&N Baldwin 10/1839 4-2-0 This unit is generally regarded as the first used on the PG&N with an outside iron frame.
Fox KPDP 9 Rogers 1354 1866 4-4-0  
Fox River G&CU Chicago 1856    
Foxhound CP 133 Rhode 78 11/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1141; scr 1891.
Frances NA&S Norris 1853 4-4-0 Became LNA&C 12, Racer, in 1859; may have been named Francesville.
Francis NSL 1 Heisler 1026 1/1899 2T Heis Ex-Pacific Coast Borax Co. (Borate, Ca.); s to Borate & Daggett; Bought 1916; s to Terry Lumber Co; s to Red River Lumber Co. 1919.
Frank B. SCMR 10 Baldwin 9343 7/1888 0-4-2T To SP #10; to engineering dept. 6/9/1905.
Frank C. White B&R 8 Schen 563 1869 4-4-0 Ex-Mountain Boy.
Frank H. Smith B&C 6 Baldwin 37527 2/1912 0-6-2ST Ex-BRR #6 Hercules.
Frankfort CalP 14 Mason 405 5/1871 4-4-0 Sold 9/1871 to CP 2nd #100; rn 1891 #1121; scr 7/6/1895.
Frankfort D&SE 4 National 1877 2-6-0 To TD&B #31 6/1881.
Frankfort LM&B 3 Brooks 273 5/1876 4-4-0 Became LB&M #9.
Franklin M&I Rogers 86 8/1846 4-4-0  
Franklin NYOW 33 Baldwin 2592 10/1871 2-6-0 Rn 2/2/1889 to 2nd #54.
Franklin U&N 1 Grant 4/1872 4-6-0 Scr c. 1881.
Fred DS&CV 2 Porter 453 9/1881 0-4-2T Sold 1881 to Towle Brothers.
Fred De Billier M&SP 151 Mason 375 9/1870 4-4-0 Rn #1258 in 1899; rn #1430 in 1910; rn #142 in 1913; off roster by 4/1918.
Fred F. Merrill LC&M Norris 1848 4-4-0 Became M&SP #37 in 1863; rb 1867; off roster by 1885.
Fred Gurley Dis 3 Baldwin 1894 2-4-4T Ex-Godchaux Sugar Company; undergoing restoration at Disneyland Railroad shops.
Fred Leach USM Jersey 1862 4-4-0 S 1865 to Orange & Alexandria Railroad.
Frederick M&SC Rogers 273 8/1851 4-4-0  
Freeport R&M Rogers 655 3/1856 4-4-0 Rb 1868; became WU #5 John Taylor in 1867; became CM&SP #252 in 1879; rb 1881; scr 1891.
Freeport WU 15 (2nd) Baldwin 3632 8/1874 4-4-0 Became CM&SP #262 in 1879; rn #1211 in 1899; off roster by 1910.
Fremont MR&LE Rogers 392 5/1853 4-4-0  
Frontier O&S Rogers 271 7/1851 4-4-0  
Fryer Hill D&RG 58 Baldwin 5022 1880 2-8-0  
Ft. De Remer D&RG 85 Baldwin 4948 1880 4-4-0  
Fulton NYOW 10 Rhode 126 9/1869 4-4-0 Scrapped 9/24/1887.
Fulton WU 36 Baldwin 1872 4-4-0 May be ex-NP; became CM&SP #283 in 1879; rn #1429 in 1899; rn #1412 in 1910; rn #51 in 1913; off roster 1915.
Fury Bo&W Wilmarth 1849 4-4-0  
Fury USM Rogers   4-4-0 Purchased by USM on December 31, 1862; s 1864 to Minnesota Railroad.

Photo credits

  • Firefly (USM) - This image is a crop of an image obtained from the Civil War Photos collection of the US National Archives. Although exact photographer information is not included in the collection, it is likely that the photograph was made by an employee of the US Government while in his official line of duty. Also, this photograph was made during the 1860s. Therefore, I believe this photograph is in the public domain.