Locomotive names of North America beginning with H

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

Name Railroad, # Builder, s/n Build date Whyte type Notes
H. A. Arbuckle CoRR 2nd 9 Porter 1874 8/1898 0-4-4T 20 inch gauge
H. A. Blodgett CV 92 Baldwin 10467 1890 2-6-0 Rn 1/1/1900 #321.
H. A. Church O&LC 2nd 4 Taunton 431 4/1868 4-4-0 Ex-John C. Pratt.
H. A. Miller WU 38 Baldwin 1872 4-4-0 May have been ex-NP; became CM&SP #285 in 1879; rn #1431 in 1899; rn #1414 in 1910; rn #52 in 1913; off roster 1915.
H. A. Widemann WSC 1     0-6-0T  
H. B. Stone GH&SA 24 Mason 547 2/1875 0-6-6T Built as Utica, Ithaca & Elmira #8 Leviathan; returned to Mason 12/1786 and rb as #26.
H. C. Atkins M&M 10 Menominee 1853 4-4-0 Became M&PDC #10 in 1861; became M&SP #80 in 1868; rb 1870; off roster by 1892.
H. C. Atkins M&SP 135 Taunton 473 8/1869 4-4-0 Rn John Lawler; rn #1234 in 1899; off roster by 1907.
H. C. Hall R&S Rogers K&G 325 1852 4-4-0 Ex-Alfred Bishop; became D&H #104.
H. C. Lockwood R&S 33 Schen 441 1867 4-4-0 To D&H #128; scr 1892.
H. C. Stimson M&SP 63 Hinkley 1867 4-4-0 Rb 1885; off roster by 1898.
H. D. Knapman SA&AP 21 Baldwin 8743 8/1887 4-4-0 Rn 1908 #33; off roster by 1917.
H. E. Chamberlain R&B 22 Amoskeag 51 1852 4-6-0 Ex-John Howe.
H. F. Fuller WU 11 Rogers 738 2/1857 4-4-0 Ex-R&M Sou'n Wisconsin.
H. F. Shaw   Hinkley 1881 4-4-0 Had double cylinders per side.
H. G. Askew TT 36 Grant 8/1882 4-4-0 NG; SG'ed 1889; sold 4/2/1892 to Tyler Star Lumber Co, Gilmer, Tx.
H. G. Marquand SL&IM Grant 1278 1/1874 4-4-0 Rn 5/1879 #232; rn 1884 #378; rn 12/1905 #8707.
H. Galpin M&SP 55 Rogers 1325 1/1866 4-4-0 Off roster by 1893.
H. H. Baxter M&SP 129 Mason 294 11/1868 4-4-0 Rn #395 in 1898; rn #1227 in 1899; s 4/1905 to TMER&L.
H. H. Durand R&M Rogers 648 2/1856 4-4-0 May have been named M. K. Jessup.
H. H. Locklin CV 51 CV St Albans 3/1869 4-4-0  
H. K. Adams CV 48 M & Aldus 5/1865 4-4-0 Ex-Sharon; replaced by A. C. Bean.
H. K. Nutt ATSF 103 Baldwin 4333 5/1878 4-4-0 Ex-P&AV #103
H. K. Sheldon T&NO 6 Baldwin 4549 2/1879 4-4-0 rn 1885 #566; rn 1901 #144; scr 6/21/1913 Algiers.
H. L. Robinson USM Mason 123   4-4-0 Acquired new on 12/26/1862; sold 1865 to B&O.
H. P. McCullough B&R 2nd 6 Schen 3352 1891 2-6-0 Sold 1881 to Rutland as #381.
H. R. Remsen NJR&T Rogers 335 8/1852 4-4-0  
H. S. Durand R&M Manch 27 6/1856 4-4-0 Became WU #10 H. S. Durand in 1867; became CM&SP #257 in 1879; scr 1883.
H. S. Marcy R&S 38 Schen 637 1870 4-4-0 To D&H #133; rn 417; off roster by 1900.
H. W. McNeil A&NW 2 Paul 3/1882 4-4-0  
Hackensack H&NY Rogers 1860 4-2-0  
Hackensack NYOW 34 Baldwin 2614 11/1871 4-4-0 Sold 6/1900 to Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley RR 2nd #4; transferred to D&H #416 9/19/1903; scrapped 4/20/1905.
Halacho FCUY 38 Baldwin 17102 10/1899 4-4-0 Ex-FCM&C #8; scr 1947.
Halawa HPC        
Hall BM&L 22 Union 23 1881 2-4-0T  
Hamburgh NYOW 53 Baldwin 2869 7/1872 2-8-0 Sold to DL&W (ML) #34; rn 745; rn 737; rn 715.
Hamden NYOW 59 Baldwin 3083 1/1873 2-6-0 Rb 1902 at Rome Machine Works as #117.
Hamilton NYOW 75 Mckay Iron 10/1872 4-4-0 Sold to Richmond & Potomac RR 6/1881.
Hampshire WofM Locks 10/1839   S to B&S Dr. Ordway; s 1848 to Cheshire RR as Rough & Ready.
Hanamaulu LPC 6 Baldwin 17855 6/1900 0-4-2T Converted to oil burner in 1924; reboilered twice; scrapped in late 1940s.
Hancock A&P 32 Manch 1034 1/1883 4-4-0  
Hancock MR&LE Rogers 131 6/1848 4-4-0  
Hancock NYOW 55 Baldwin 2964 10/1872 4-4-0 Rn 1/28/1889 to 2nd #43.
Hannah RR Baldwin 1727 6/1868 4-2-0T Ex-Rockport.
Hannibal H&SJ     4-4-0 Pulled the first RPO in U.S. service
Hardin MR&LE Rogers 90 10/1846 4-4-0  
Hardin County L&N M & Richardson      
Hardon ATSF 73 Hinkley 1879 4-4-0  
Hardscrabble D&RG 25 Baldwin 4192 1878 2-8-0  
Harrisburg   Hinkley 660     Railway & Locomotive Historical Society bulletin #144 lists the roadname as "BBB&C" only.
Harrisburg BBB&C Norris 8/1859 4-4-0 S 7/1870 to GH&SA #4; off roster by 1882.
Harrisburg O&C 7 Baldwin 2548 9/1871 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1245; scr 1/13/1906 Brooklyn
Harrodsburg NA&S Hinkley 477 9/1853 4-4-0 Became LNA&C 25, Zebra, in 1859
Harry Wilson CC 2 R Norris 7/1860 4-4-0 Sold 12/22/1865 to CP; Rn 1891 #1119; sold to CP for Sacramento Valley #6 Oronoco 1/1867; to CP #93 2/29/1869; to SP #17 9/1872; scr 7/28/1893.
Hart County L&N Niles      
Hartford CV 47 CV Northfield 5/1865 4-4-0 Scrapped 1895.
Hartford H&NH Rogers 15 10/1839 4-2-0  
Hartland CV 46 CV Norhtfield 12/1864 4-4-0 Sold 5/1/1884 to SS&C; still on roster 6/1/1885.
Hassayampa P&AC 1 Porter 770 8/1886 2-6-0 Sold 3/1897 to Sierra Ry #1; rb as 0-6-0; sold 6/20/1901 to Hetch Hetchy & Yosemite Valley Ry #1; sold before 1/1910.
Hastings SP&C 5 Mason 412 6/1871 4-4-0 Became M&SP #174 in 1872; rn #1265 in 1899; rn #1435 in 1910; rn #143 in 1913; off roster in 12/1917.
Hatch A&P 34 Manch 1036 1/1883 4-4-0  
Hatch NC 4 Baldwin 3682 1/1875 4-4-0 Bought 11/1879.
Hawk CP 112 Cooke 7/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1128; scr 9/1891.
Hawthorne C&C 6 Baldwin 6090 1882 4-4-0 Scrapped 1907.
Healdsburg SF&NP 10 Grant 1665 1883 4-4-0 Became NWP #10; scr 6/10/1937.
Hecelchakaru FCUY 36 Baldwin 14020 4/1894 4-4-0 Ex-FCM&C #6; scr 1930.
Hecelchaken FCUY 44 Baldwin 23758 2/1904 4-6-0 Rn 1963 #271.
Hector CM&SP 196 Baldwin 3488 10/1873 0-4-0 Rn #2 in 1898; rn #1001 in 1899; sold 6/1905.
Hector CP 67 M & Aldus 3/1868 4-4-0 rn 1891 #1201; scr 7/20/1895 Sac.
Henry Clay RF&P 615 Baldwin 1944 or 1945 4-8-4  
Henry Cobb ATSF 112 Rhode 807 12/1879 4-4-0  
Henry F. Shaw P&SI Hinkley 1379 1880 4-4-0 Named for oiginal owner; sold to P&SI 1893.
Henry Keep M&SP 128 Mason 293 10/1868 4-4-0 Rn #394 in 1898; rn #1226 in 1899; s 1906 to J. Marsh as #24.
Henry McAlpin CR&B Rogers 345 10/1852 4-4-0  
Henry P. Haven NLN     4-4-0  
Henry Sampson H&TC 38 Rogers   4-4-0  
Henry Starke A&BR 1 Brooks 2431 1894 2-6-0  
Henry W. Dexter NB Mason 1874 2-4-4T Ex-H&NP #2; Sold to Ad&SL as #2
Herald B&S Stephenson 1831 0-4-0 Rb 10/1832 as 4-2-0; rb 1847 as 0-6-0; in service until 1857.
Herald CP 128 M & Aldus 8/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1138.
Herald NCe 1 Stephenson 7 9/1832 0-6-0 Rb as 0-4-0; Rb as 4-2-0; rb as geared 0-6-0; sold 1859 to Baltimore & Susquehanna RR.
Hercules ATSF 50 Hinkley 1876 0-4-0  
Hercules B&O G & Winans 1844 0-8-0 First of B&O's Mud Digger class locos; class name given because the drive rods kicked up dirt along the tracks.
Hercules BM G & Eastwick 1837 4-4-0  
Hercules BRR 6 Baldwin 37527 2/1912 0-6-2ST Transferred to Barre & Chelsea #6 9/18/1913; rn Frank H. Smith; s 1/1953 to Rock of Ages #6; placed on exhibition at Rock of Ages 7/1958.
Hercules CM&SP 198 Baldwin 3489 10/1873 0-4-0 Rn #3 in 1898; rn #1002 in 1899; sold 12/1905.
Hercules CP 13 Cooke 12/1865 2-6-0 Rb 10/1871 as 4-4-0; rb after 1878; scr 8/16/1909 Sac.
Hercules G&CU Rogers 540 10/1854 4-4-0  
Hercules GMANS Hackworth   0-6-0  
Hercules LNA&C 18 Schen 115 5/1855 4-4-0 Ex-NA&S Westville.
Hercules M&Sa Rogers 200 1/1850 4-4-0  
Hercules Mi&W Menominee 1854 4-4-0 Transferred to LC&M in 1856; became M&SP #44 Minneapolis in 1863; off roster by 1893.
Hercules NJR&T Rogers 27 3/1841 4-4-0  
Hercules SRR Baldwin 965 9/1860 4-4-0 Rn 5/1879 Morris Emanuel; off roster after 1877.
Hercules USM Norris 1862 4-6-0 Rn E. M. Stanton.
Hermano D&RG 74 Baldwin 5164 1880 2-8-0  
Hermosillo FCDS 4 Rogers 2648 10/1880 4-4-0 Rn 11/14/1907 #58; off roster by 7/1910.
Hero B&O 54 B&O 1848 0-8-0 Rb 1857.
Heron CP 114 Cooke 7/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1130; sold 6/1892.
Hesperis D&RG 100 Baldwin 5436 1881 4-4-0  
Hiawatha P&R P&R Reading 1859 4-4-0 Sold 1867 to Lebanon Valley RR; sold to East Pennsylvania RR; retired 1883.
Hiawatha USM Norris   4-4-0 Acquired new on 2/10/1863; sold 1865 to B&O.
Hichens & Harrison P&R Baldwin 139 1839    
Hicksville LIRR Locks 1836   This engine may have been the first in the US to have a whistle mounted on it
Hidalgo FCCM 18 Taunton 819 12/1881 4-4-0  
Hidalgo FCHN 1 Baldwin 6498 12/1882 4-4-0 Retired by 1908.
Higginson ATSF 201 Baldwin 4410 9/1878 2-6-0  
Highgate CV 61 CV Northfield 8/1866 4-4-0  
Highland Light CCC Mason 1867 4-4-0  
Hiiaka HAC 4 Baldwin 23632 1/1904 0-6-2  
Hiland Hall B&R 1 Mason 241 1866 4-4-0 Hiland Hall
Hill ATSF 83 Taunton 705 7/1879 4-6-0 Rn #433.
Hoaeae OSC 8 Porter      
Hocking M&SC Rogers 407 7/1853 4-6-0 5 ft 4 in gauge.
Holstein M&N 4 Brooks 106 1/1872 4-4-0 Rn #19; became CM&SP #919 in 1893; rn #1294 in 1899; rn #1457 in 1910; rn #150 in 1913; off roster 6/1918.
Holyoke SS&C H & Drury 1845 4-4-0 Ex-CV #43 Bolton
Homer HE&WT 7 Dickson 301 8/1881 2-6-0  
Honesdale D&HG 3 Cooke 1861 0-4-0 Rn Terrapin; rn Fine Plume; retired 1899
Honey FCHN 24 Baldwin 17961 7/1900 2-8-0 NG; became NdeM #24 in 1908.
Hoopston LM&B 9 Brooks 286 10/1876 4-4-0 Became LB&M #15.
Hoosac FRR Souther 1854 4-4-0 Acquired by US Military Railroad.
Hoosier D&RG 59 Baldwin 5023 1880 2-8-0  
Horace Clark T&R Taunton 95 1852 4-4-0 Became D&H #111; scrapped 1881.
Horace Tucker TT 83 Rhode 1462 6/1884 2-6-0 NG; SG'ed 12/1887; rebuilt to oil fuel 9/8/1898; sold 6/28/1901 to Orange & Northwestern #100.
Horace White R&Sy Rogers 376 1/1853 4-4-0  
Horatio Allen D&H 1400 ALCO 1923 2-8-0 Three cylinders; auxiliary engine on rear tender truck
Horicon LC&M 15 Schen 150 5/1856 4-4-0 Became M&SP #15 in 1863; off roster by 1890.
Housatonic Hou Rogers 191 10/1849 4-4-0  
How A&Sy Rogers 139 8/1848 4-4-0  
Howadji O&T 24 Brooks 864 2/1883 2-6-0 Sold 1889 to NY Equipment Company; sold 12/1889 to Galveston & Western; sold 1891 to Houston, East & West Texas #17; sold 1897 to Cameron Lumber Co.
Howard     1828   First locomotive patented in the United States.
Howard NCe 19 Locks 28 1839 4-2-0 Sold 1859
Hoyle O&LC 331 Malone 1870 4-4-0 Scrapped
Huajuapam de Leon FCTHL 1 Baldwin 20370 4/1902 2-8-0 Sold to FC Mexicano in 1910; retired 1951.
Hualapai A&P 13 Taunton 768 1/1881 4-4-0  
Huauchunango FCHN 26 Baldwin 25839 7/1905 4-6-0 NG; became NdeM #26 in 1908
Huaya FCHN 17 Baldwin 14055 7/1894 2-8-0 NG; became NdeM #17 in 1908
Hudson D&H F Rastrick 9/1829 0-4-0 Retired 1834.
Hudson NYOW 27 Rhode 301 9/1871 0-4-0 Rn 1/22/1889 2nd #23
Huehuetoca FCCM 10 Baldwin 5901 11/1881 4-4-0 Ex-San Juana
Huerfano D&RG 9 Baldwin 2728 1871 2-6-0  
Hugh L. White N&C Rogers 534 10/1854 4-4-0  
Hugh McKee D&K 1 Baldwin 4297 3/1878 0-4-0 To TD&B #4 8/1879
Huki Moku WAC Fowler      
Humboldt CP 10 Cooke 7/1865 2-6-0 Rb 2/2/1871 as 4-4-0; was to be named Winnemucca; scr 1889 for parts for 2nd #10.
Humboldt FCHN 2 Baldwin 6678 3/1883 4-4-0 NG; retired by 1908
Humboldt V&T 8 Baldwin 2198 1871 2-6-0 Sold 5/1882; became CanP 3 New Westminster
Humming Bird P&R Baldwin 633 1855 4-4-0 Acquired by US Military Railroad on 1/25/1863; sold 1865 to W. L. Scott.
Hunter CP 101 M & Aldus 7/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1166; scr 7/6/1895, Sacramento
Hunter UW 2 Brooks 227 4/1875 2-6-0  
Hurricane CP 88 Rhode 56 6/1868 4-6-0 Rn 1891 #1549, 1067; rb 2/1889; scr 7/22/1909, Sacramento
Huron CV 21 Baldwin 1851 4-4-0 Rb 6/17/1856; rn 11/1870 2nd Erie
Huron MR&LE Rogers 68 7/1845 4-4-0 Ex-Miami.
Huron (1st) O&LC 1st 21 Essex 8/1851 4-4-0 Scrapped 1876
Huron (2nd) O&LC 2nd 25 Taunton 62 12/1850 4-4-0 Ex-1st Richelieu; Rn 1/1/1891 #325; scrapped before 4/1/1891
Hutchinson ML&T 12 Baldwin 2023 12/1869 4-4-0 Built new as 5 ft 6 in gauge; sg'ed; rn 1885 #512; off roster by late 1890s
Hyak C&PS 7 Porter-B 114 2/1872 0-4-0T Ex-WW&CR #1 Walla Walla
Hyde Park P&O Portland 202 1871 4-4-0 Used on the Vermont division

Photo credits

  • Hiland Hall - Cropped from a scan of the original photo in the collection of Norb & Marie Novocin of Estate Auctions, Inc. Photographer unknown; I believe this photo to be in the public domain because my understanding of current US copyright law is that photographs first published in the US before 1923 are public domain.