Locomotive names of North America beginning with L

The list of named steam locomotives to have operated in North America continues with this batch of names that begins with L.

Name Railroad, # Builder, s/n Build date Whyte type Notes
L. B. Fish TT 34 Grant 1511 8/1882 4-4-0 NG; SG'ed 1887; sold 5/4/1890 to W. R. Pearson, Thornton, Arkansas.
L. B. Rock M&SP 40 Menominee 1854 4-4-0 Ex-Mi&W Luther A. Cole.
L. Brainerd CV 45 CV Northfield 10/1864 4-4-0 Rb 10/29/1864; sold to SS&C 5/1/1884; still on roster 6/1/1885.
L. C. Demorse TT 21 Grant 3/1882 2-6-0 NG; sold 9/13/1890 to Henderson & Kurth, Kelty's Mill, Texas.
L. D. Kingsland TT 28 Grant 6/1882 2-6-0 NG; sold 3/6/1891 to Tyler Car & Lumber Company.
L. Downing Jr. TD&B 13 Mason 629 8/1880 0-6-6T To TC&SL #13 in 1881.
L. E. Roys R&B 205 Taunton 11/1868 4-4-0 Ex-Gov. Page.
L. F. Loree D&H 1403 D&H 1933 4-8-0  
L. G. Cannon S&S   1851 4-4-0 Xferred to R&S in 1862.
L. H. Tupper R&S S & Jackson 1863 4-4-0 Rn #23; became D&H #118; off roster by 1895.
L. L. Robinson SV 3 Jersey 1855 4-4-0 Exploded at Folsom 12/31/1867; rb 3/1871; sold 1879 to Sacramento & Placerville #2; sold 1889 to Folsom Water & Power Co.
L. O. Reynolds CR&B Rogers 605 9/1855 4-4-0  
L. P. Morton M&SP 140 Danforth 1867 4-4-0 Rn #1206 in 1899; off roster by 6/1904.
L. Showell W&P Baldwin 1868 4-4-0  
L. Z. Leiter ATSF 114 Rhode 809 12/1879 4-4-0  
La Esmerelda FCPM 3 Baldwin 16470 5/1899 0-6-0  
La Fayette LM&B 1 Brooks 270 5/1876 4-4-0 Became La Fayette, Bloomington & Muncie #7, 4/1879.
La Fourche NOO&GW Taunton 237 10/1857 4-4-0 Bought 5/1859 from builder's unsold stock; sold to ML&T #9; rn 1885 #509; off roster by 1890s.
La Grasse O&LC 1st 12 H & Drury 276 9/1850 4-4-0 Rn #29; scrapped before 1/1/1876.
La Jara D&RG 61 Baldwin 5040 5/1880 2-8-0  
La Junta   H & Nasmyth 1840 4-2-0  
La Paz FCPM 2 Baldwin 13205 2/1893 0-6-0  
La Plata D&RG 79 Baldwin 5226 1880 2-8-0  
La Sabanera M&Sa Rogers 74 10/1845 4-4-0  
Lackawanna D&HG 4 Dickson 1862 0-6-0 Scr 1899.
Lackawanna LG Rogers 262 6/1851 4-6-0 Transferred to Cayuga & Susquehanna; probably renamed by C&Su to Cayuga.
Laconia BC&M 14 Hinkley 1858 4-4-0  
LaCrosse M&SP 52 Mason 213 9/1865 4-4-0 Ex-Alex. Mitchell 1868; rn #217 in 1898; rn #1217; off roster by 1907.
Ladoga NA&S Norris 1853 4-4-0 Became LNA&C #13 Rusher in 1859.
Lady Baltimore B&O 5321   1934 4-4-4  
Lafayette B&O 1 Wm Norris 1837 4-2-0 Used on Washington branch.
Lafayette LW 8 Baldwin 5109 5/1880 4-4-0 Rn 1885 #548; rn 1901 #128; scr 4/30/1913 Algiers.
Lafayette NA&S Schen 21 10/1852 4-4-0 Became LNA&C 29 Express in 1859; rb 1859; rn Quickstep.
Laine ATSF 67 Baldwin 4347 6/1878 4-4-0  
Lake Charles LW 6 Baldwin 5020 5/1880 4-4-0 Rn 1885 #556; rn 1901 #135; sold 3/9/1909 to Industrial Lumber Co., Beaumont, Texas.
Lake City SP&C 7 Taunton 539 9/1871 4-4-0 Became M&SP #176 in 1872; rn #1267 in 1899; off roster in 1910.
Lake Dunmore R&B 25 Hinkley 546 10/1854 4-4-0 Rb 1868; became Central Vermont #215; involved in head-on collision at Ludlow, Vermont, station in 1885; rn Dunmore 1/1/1876; rn 1891 #215; scrapped 1893.
Lakin ATSF 10 Taunton 534 7/1871 4-4-0  
Lamoille (1st) CV 8 H & Drury 1848 4-4-0 Rebuilt 10/10/1862; renamed to E. F. Perkins 1869.
Lamoille (2nd) CV 22 CV Northfield 1859 6-wheel Listed on rosters only as "6-whl"; rb 1870; scrapped 1895.
Lamoille B&L     2-4-6T Transferred to CV in 1889.
Lanakila OR&LC Baldwin 1881 4-4-0 Originally Sonoma Valley RR #3 General Valleho; rn Ben F. Dillingham; rn #45.
Lanark WU 18 (2nd) Baldwin 3634 8/1874 4-4-0 Became CM&SP #265 in 1879; rn #1335 in 1899; rn #96 in 1913; off roster 3/1918.
Lancashire Witch   R Stephenson 1828    
Lancaster Bu&R Rogers 312 4/1852 4-4-0  
Lancaster NCe 35 Lancaster 7/1858 4-4-0 Built for Sunbury & Erie Railroad.
Lancaster P&C Baldwin 3 1834 4-2-0 Ordered by the Philadelphia & Trenton Railroad, sold to Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad; second 4-2-0 built by Baldwin; placed in service on June 28, 1834; out of service by 1850; scr by 1851.
Lancier FEC 3     4-4-0 Rn 1894 #11; sold to L. W. Johnson.
Langdon Cheves SC Rogers 230 10/1850 4-4-0  
Lansing NYOW 80 Rhode 432 10/1872 4-4-0 Rn 10/1887 1st #66.
Lansing Mills CV 78 CV St Albans 1871 4-4-0 Rn 1881 to replace #38 Cascadnac.
Larned ATSF 21 Taunton 566 5/1872 4-4-0  
Las Animas D&RG 12 Baldwin 3165 1873 2-6-0  
Las Cruces Cien Rogers 447 12/1853 4-4-0  
Lawrence   Lawrence   4-4-0  
Lawrence (1st) ATSF 39 Baldwin 1874 4-4-0  
Lawrence (2nd) ATSF 95 Hinkley 1879 4-4-0  
Lawrence Barnes R&B 35 Taunton 514 10/1870 4-4-0 Became Central Vermont #225; scrapped 3/23/1899.
Lawrence Russell C&SP 3 Porter 6/1883 2-6-0 Sold to Arizona & New Mexico Railroad.
Le Mans Pan 51 Cooke 1529 1883 4-4-0  
Leader LNA&C 1 Norris 1849 4-4-0 Ex-NA&S New Albany; rb 9/1859 in New Albany.
Leahi OR&LC 15 Baldwin 10129 1897 4-4-0  
Lebanon B&R 1st 5 Northern RR 1862 4-4-0 Ex-Long Island Rail Road James Sedgley 8/1869.
Lebanon HERR 5        
Lebanon NYOW 64 Baldwin 3130 2/1873 2-6-0 Rb 1902 at Rome Machine Works as #121.
Lee Hou Rogers 508 7/1854 4-4-0  
Leesburg O&T 6 Baldwin 5258 9/1880 2-8-0 Rn Kent.
LeGrand B. Cannon R&S 32 Schen 439 1867 4-4-0 To D&H #127; scrapped 1887.
Lehigh CNJ Rogers 328 7/1852 4-4-0  
Leila MV 2 Baldwin 4292 3/1878 4-4-0 To CinN 1880; to TC&SL 2nd #4 6/1883.
Leon FCCM 8 Baldwin 5829 9/1881 4-4-0 Rn #31.
Leopard Bo&L BL&N 1871 0-4-0  
Les Deux Montagnes QMO&O 18     4-4-0  
Leslie HRC 2nd 1 Baldwin 4906 12/1879 0-4-2T Ex-Kahului, Wailuku & Hamakupoko RR Co. 2nd #1 Kalakaua.
Leviathan CP 63 Schen 512 9/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1197; rn 1901 #1216; rn 1906 #1489; s to Valley Contracting Company 3/26/1908.
Leviathan     2009 4-4-0 Leviathan at the Train Festival in Owosso, Michigan, July 2009Built new beginning in 1999; first public appearance at TrainFestival 2009 in Owosso, Michigan.
More information: Leviathan.
Leviathan LM&B 17 Baldwin 4720 7/1879 0-6-0  
Lewis Brooks Tonw Rogers 137 8/1848 4-4-0  
Lewis Northrup A&S 13 Dickson 20 1866 4-4-0  
Lexington M&SC Rogers 254 3/1851 4-4-0  
Liberty CP 178 SF&O shops 1863 4-4-0 Ex-SF&O #1 6/22/1870; rb as 2-4-2T by CP; rb 3/1872; sold 6/1872 to Stockton & Copperopolis #3; returned to CP; rn 1891 #1101; off roster by 1892.
Liberty NYOW 40 Baldwin 2668 1/1872 4-4-0 Rb 10/1897 at Cooke as 2nd #15.
Licking Ma&S Rogers K&G 92 10/1846 4-2-0 This engine is normally cited as being the largest engine of this type built in the US.
Lieutenant General Grant USM Rogers 326 6/1852 4-4-0 Ex-CNJ Delaware; rn Warrior; s 1865 to B&O as #280.
Lightning   Schen      
Lightning Ut&S E Norris 1849 4-2-2  
Lilliput LV Mason 1862 2-2-0  
Linares FCMYG 6 Rogers 4251 2/1890 2-6-0 Rn 1902 #108.
Lincoln CC 1 R Norris 7/1860 4-4-0 Built as Southerner; sold 12/22/1865 to CP #93; rn 1891 #1007; scr 6/17/1901 Sacramento.
Lion Mach H & Drury 1846 0-4-0 Sold as junk during the 1890s to Thomas Towle; bought by Alderman Rounds; stored to 1905; given to Univ of Maine; restored 1929 for Crosby Mech Labs.
Lion N&L H & Drury 22 1844 0-4-0  
Lion USM Jersey   4-4-0 Purchased new on January 9, 1863; s 1865 to North Carolina Railroad.
Litchfield Hou Rogers 107 9/1847 4-4-0  
Little Buttercup ATSF 100 Hinkley 1879 4-4-0  
Little Salmon O&LC 1st 26 H & Drury 255 11/1849 4-4-0  
Little Trout O&LC 1st 27 H & Drury 262 5/1850 4-4-0  
Livingston NY&E Rogers 165 3/1849 4-6-0 6 ft gauge.
Lodi H&NY Rogers 1860 4-2-0  
Lodi MR&LE Rogers 174 5/1849 4-4-0  
Logan MR&LE Rogers 96 4/1847 2-2-2  
Logan S&U Rogers 138 8/1848 4-4-0  
Logan U&N 3 Grant 10/1871 2-6-0 Rn #297; scr c. 1886.
London CalP 13 Mason 404 5/1871 4-4-0 Sold 1871 to CP 2nd #115; Rn 1891 #1210; scr 10/1899 Sacramento.
Londonderry B&W Cooke 1879 2-6-0 NG.
Long Island LIRR Rogers 311 4/1852 4-4-0  
Loon Lake CO&I 10 Dickson 592 6/1887 4-4-0  
Lord ATSF 25 Taunton 572 6/1872 4-4-0  
Lord Baltimore B&O 2 B&O Mt Clare 1935 4-6-4 Originally built to pull the Royal Blue passenger train; worked on the B&O-owned Chicago & Alton 1935-1942; rn 5340 after 1942; withdrawn in the mid 1940s; scrapped 1949.
More information: Wikipedia.
Loreto FCUY 49 Baldwin 18242 10/1900 4-4-0 Ex-FCM&C #9; scr.
Los Angeles LA&I 1 Cooke 1004 11/1875 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1170; sold 2/1898 to Ventura & Ojai Valley Railroad as #1; returned to SP 7/1899; rn 1901 #1205; scr 10/1902 Sacramento.
Los Angeles LASP 2 Schen 603 8/1869 4-4-0 Second loco in Los Angeles; name originally spelled Los Angelos on delivery; became SP #31; scrapped 1894..
Los Reyes Irolo 4 Baldwin 6238 6/1882 4-4-0 NG; became FCI (Mexico) #100 in 1889.
Lothbiniere QMO&O 23 Portland   4-4-0  
Louis D. Pilsbury CO&I 2 Dickson 226 12/1878 2-6-0 Became Dannemora #2 (?); rn A. L. Inman.
Louisiana NOO&GW Anderson 4/1854 4-4-0 Sold 11/1858 to SP of Texas; sold to T&P.
Louisiana V&J Baldwin 719 9/1856 4-4-0 Off roster between 1871 and 1874.
Louisville L&N Fairbanks      
Lovett Eames P&R 507 Baldwin 5000 4/1880 4-2-2 Construction number 5000 was assigned by Baldwin to this locomotive to commemorate the technological advancements in single-driver locomotives.  Built for Delaware & Bound Brook Railroad (a P&R subsidiary) as #507; repossessed by Baldwin; s to Eames Vacuum Brake Company and named Lovett Eames in honor of father of the company's founder; shipped to England for use as a demonstrator of the vacuum brake system on the Great Northern Railway; modified for the smaller loading gauge of Britian with a shorter stack and cab roof; operated there as Lovett Eames; sold 1884 to a scrap dealer for $900; scrapped soon after.  The bell from this locomotive has been preserved and as of 1973 resided in the Railway Gallery of the Science Museum in London.
Lowell ATSF 94 Hinkley 1879 4-4-0  
Lowrie ATSF 74 Hinkley 1879 4-4-0  
Lt. Genl. Grant USM        
Lt. John's Berkley NESC Rogers 611 9/1855 4-4-0  
Ludlow R&B 13 Taunton 52 1850 4-4-0 S after 1878.
Lufkin HE&WT 10 Dickson 349 6/1882 2-6-0  
Luisa FCCH 2 Baldwin 20140 2/1902 2-6-0 Scr 1953.
Luther A. Cole Mi&W Menominee 1854 4-4-0 Transferred to LC&M in 1856; became M&SP #40 L. B. Rock in 1863; rb 1868; off roster by 1899.
Luther Park B&R 2 Baldwin 1520 1866 4-4-0 Scrapped 1894.
Luzerne Adir 2 Cooke 1868 4-4-0  
Lycoming AP Norris 12/1851    
Lyme NH&NL Rogers 305 3/1852 4-4-0  
Lyndon M&N 3 Grant 1872 4-4-0 Rn #18; became CM&SP #918; rn #1420 in 1899; off roster 5/1907.
Lyon V&T 1 Union 11 1869 2-6-0 Scrapped.
Lyon Mountain CO&I 5 Dickson 273 10/1880 2-6-0  
Lytton CanP 5 Baldwin 1870 2-6-0 Ex-V&T Nevada; Sold 1887 to Intercontinental Railway as #191; rb in 1896; rn #1026; transferred to Canadian Government Railways; sold 1917 to Canadian Car & Foundry.
Lytton SF&NP 17 Rogers 4155 1889 4-4-0 Became NWP #17; scr 9/21/1935.

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