Locomotive names of North America beginning with N

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

Name Railroad, # Builder, s/n Build date Whyte type Notes
N. G. Larimore TT 54 Grant 1543 10/1882 2-6-0 NG; SG'ed 5/1888; sold 5/14/1900 to M. Mitschkun Co., Detroit.
N. Grenet GH&SA 48 Manch 897 3/1881 4-4-0 Rn 1885 #699; rn 1901 #190; scr 3/26/1913 Houston.
N. H. Cowdrey M&SP 56 Rogers 1328 1/1866 4-4-0 Off roster by 1898.
N. K. Fairbank ATSF 113 Rhode 808 12/1879 4-4-0  
N. L. Davis R&B 2nd 24 Taunton 426 1868 4-4-0 Became Central Vermont #214; Rebuilt in 1891; scrapped 1900.
N. S. Field WU 22 Swinburne   4-4-0 Rb 1879; became CM&SP #269 in 1879; off roster by 1893.
N. T. White TT 17 Grant 3/1882 2-6-0 NG; sold 10/21/1890 to W. C. Aldridge, Rockland, Texas.
Nacogdoches HE&WT 8 Dickson 302 8/1881 2-6-0  
Nalhegan CV 6 H & Drury 1849 4-4-0 Rebuilt 2/8/1859; received new cylinders 7/20/1869; sold 1879 to SERR.
Nalo WaSC        
Nameaug NLN 24 Baldwin 8311 1887 0-4-0 Rn 1892 #174; transferred to CV as #48.
Nanakuli EPC 5     0-6-0T  
Nancy Hanks CofG     4-4-0  
Nanticoke L&B 1st 2 L&B Kingston 1855 4-4-0  
Nantucket R&B Hinkley 2 1841 4-2-0 Bought from New Bedford & Taunton Railroad by Chamberlain, Strong & Co., the contractors who built the road; Scr 1855.
Napa CalP 6 Mason 251 3/1867 0-4-0 Rn 2nd #2; sold 3/14/1872 to CP 2nd #178; rn 1891 #1008; scr 3/3/1894.
Napateco FCHN 10 Baldwin 10709 3/1890 4-4-0 NG; s 1908 to NdeM #10.
Nashotah LC&M 22 Cooke 1857 4-4-0 Acquired 8/1860; Rb; became M&SP #22 in 1863; off roster by 1892.
Nashua No&W Rogers 19 12/1839 4-2-0  
Nat. Wright LMRR Cincinnati 1856 4-4-0  
Natchitoches NOO&GW Niles 11/1853 4-4-0 Became ML&T #13; Rn 1885 #513; off roster by 1/1897.
Nathan Rice R&B 21 Amoskeag 50 1852 4-6-0 Rn 1864 E. A. Birchard; rb as 4-4-0; became Central Vermont #212.
Nathaniel McKeay   M & Aldus 1868 4-4-0  
Nathaniel Thayer R&Sy Rogers 370 2/1853 4-4-0  
Naugatuck Naug Rogers 172 5/1849 4-4-0  
Navajas FCHN 9 Baldwin 10699 3/1890 4-4-0 NG; s 1908 to NdeM #9.
Navajo A&P 10 Taunton 765 12/1880 4-4-0  
Navajo KPDP 24 Baldwin 1611 1867 4-4-0  
Ne-bras-ka G&CU Rogers 518 8/1854 4-4-0  
Ne-Ha-Sa-Ne SL&A 1st 10 Schen 4401 1896 4-4-0 Sold to New York City & Hudson River RR as #49; Sold to Rutland as #100; Sold to NYCL as #33; Sold to Rutland as #99.
Nebraska FP Cooke 1863 4-4-0 Sold to Sacramento Valley as 2nd #5 George F. Bragg.
Nebraska Mi&W Menominee 1854 4-4-0 Transferred to LC&M in 1856; became M&SP #43 Charles City in 1863; off roster by 1893.
Neosho ATSF 38 Taunton 584 9/1872 4-4-0  
Nepesta D&RG 28 Baldwin 4335 5/1878 2-6-0  
Neptune ATSF 48 Hinkley 1876 0-4-0  
Neptune Bo&W Hinkley 1847 4-4-0  
Neskeglowitt NYOW 77 Mckay Iron 12/1872 4-4-0 Sold 6/1881 to CM&StP.
Nettleton ATSF 29 Taunton 580 8/1872 4-4-0  
Nevada CP 8 Cooke 7/1865 2-6-0 Rb by 1891; in Rocklin roundhouse fire 11/27/1873; rb 12/4/1873; scr 1/20/1900.
Nevada KPDP 27 Baldwin 1697 1868 4-4-0  
Nevada NCNG 2 Baldwin 3758 7/1875 2-6-0 Burned in 1915 and again in 1933; scr 1936.
Nevada SV 2 Hinkley 555 1/1855 4-4-0 Sold c. 1869 to CP as 2nd #166 Argentina; sold 1890 Northern Ry #1020; rn 1891 #1116; scr 1898.
Nevada V&T 7 Baldwin 2200 1870 2-6-0 Sold 10/1883; became CanP #5 Lytton.
Neversink NYOW 31 Baldwin 2580 10/1871 4-4-0 Traded 5/16/1887 with 1st #23 for Sinnemahoning Valley RR #2.
Neversink P&R Baldwin 1836   First loco for the P&R; exploded 1846.
New Albany NA&S Norris 1849 4-4-0 Became LNA&C #1 Leader in 1859; rb 9/1859 at New Albany.
New Berlin NYOW 14 Rhode 134 10/1869 4-4-0 Sold 6/1881 to CM&StP.
New Britain H&P Rogers 195 11/1849 4-4-0  
New England P&R Baldwin 1844 0-6-0  
New Hampshire B&M Hinkley 3/1847 4-6-0 This locomotive was delivered to the B&M on March 18, 1847 according to A History of the American Locomotive; Its Development: 1830-1880, by John H White, Jr.
New Haven H&NH Rogers 20 2/1840 4-2-0  
New Haven L&N M & Richardson      
New Haven R&B 4 Souther 10/1851 4-4-0 Scrapped 12/1874.
New Iberia NOO&GW Taunton 238 10/1857 4-4-0 Bought 5/1859 from builder's unsold stock; sold to ML&T #10; rn 1885 #510; off roster by 1890s.
New Jersey CNJ Rogers 324 6/1852 4-4-0  
New Jersey CR&B Rogers 418 8/1853 4-4-0  
New Jersey GWRIl Rogers 485 4/1854 4-4-0  
New Jersey W&A Rogers 351 11/1852 4-4-0 Rn Jack Morgan.
New London NH&NL Rogers 306 3/1852 4-4-0  
New London NLN 1 Taunton 1849 4-4-0 Inside connected; sold 1875.
New Mexico KPDP 28 Rogers 1499 1868 4-4-0  
New Orleans NOO&GW Niles 6/1857 4-4-0 Sold to ML&T #7; rn 1885 #507; off roster by late 1890s.
New Westminster CanP 3 Baldwin 1870 2-6-0 Ex-V&T Humboldt; sold 1887 to Intercontinental Ry #189; rb in 1896; rn 1024; transferred to Canadian Government Railways; scrapped 1918.
New York CR&B Rogers 404 6/1853 4-4-0  
New York GWRIl Rogers 480 4/1854 4-4-0  
New York H&NH Rogers 128 5/1848 4-4-0  
New York Hou Rogers 40 12/1842 4-4-0  
New York HR   1851 4-4-0  
New York LIRR Rogers 71 8/1845 4-4-0 Moshein and Rothfus assert that this locomotive is often mistaken for another named Abner Chichester.
New York NY&E 8 Baldwin      
New York NY&F Rogers 450 12/1853 4-4-0 Bought by Gouverneur Morris for the New York & Flushing.
New York NY&H Rogers 304 3/1852 4-4-0 Originally ordered by and built for the NH&NL but delivered to the NY&H.
New York P&Ra Rogers 143 9/1848 4-4-0  
New York S&W     4-4-0  
New York VV Rogers 461 1/1854 4-4-0  
New York W&A Rogers 348 10/1852 4-4-0  
Newark NJR&T Baldwin 16 12/1835    
Newark NYOW 94 Rhode 540 7/1873 2-6-0 Scrapped 10/1908.
Newberry G&C Rogers 202 2/1850 4-4-0  
Newburgh O&T 10 Porter 397 12/1880 4-4-0 To NYEC; to Au Sable & Northwestern c. 1889.
Newcombe L&N M & Richardson      
Newfoundland NYOW 51 Baldwin 2872 7/1872 2-6-0 Scrapped 9/30/1908.
Newhall SF&SJ 10 Cooke 1870 4-4-0 To SP #10; rn 1891 #1369; scr 12/20/1896.
Newington   Hinkley 1097      
Newton ATSF 20 Taunton 565 5/1872 4-4-0  
Newton Booth SoV 2 Baldwin 4583 1879 4-4-0  
Niagara B&NF Hinkley 1845 4-2-2  
Niagara C&NF 1 Rogers 368 1/1853 4-4-0 6 ft gauge.
Niagara L&W Rogers 327 7/1852 4-6-0  
Niagara NCe 2nd 7 Norris 7/1858 4-4-0 Exploded 1861.
Niagara O&LC 1st 14 Essex 2/1852 4-4-0  
Niagra CP 72 Cooke 3/1868 4-6-0 Rn 1891 #1540; scr 10/1899 Sac.
Nicola CanP 6     4-4-0  
(No. 999) NYC 999 NYC W Albany   4-4-0
999 on display in 2003

Set speed record with the Empire State Express at 112.5 mph in 1893. Preserved on static display at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

No. One R&M Rogers 633 12/1855 4-4-0 Off roster by 1867.
Nochistongo MT&C 5        
Nonpareil BM BM c. 1837 0-6-0 First 0-6-0 built in US.
Nor. Georgia FCHN 15 Baldwin 7523 12/1884 4-6-0 NG; became NdeM #15 in 1908.
Nor. Ill. R&M Rogers 1040 11/1862 4-4-0  
Norfolk Bo&P Bo&P 1845 4-4-0  
Norridgewock Som 3     4-4-0  
North America C&A 9 C&A shops 1835 2-4-0  
North Bend C&WWV 7 Baldwin 3542 2/1874 0-6-0 Sold 1876 to ML&T 2nd #19; rn 1885 #519; rn 1901 #26; sold 8/1903 to Keith Lumber Co.
North Star CV 83 CV St Albans 1872 4-4-0 Rebuilt; rn 1872 #36 to replace Royalton; scrapped 1898.
North Star RL&NF Rogers 401 6/1853 4-4-0  
North Star S&U Norris 1851    
Northern Light USM Rogers   4-4-0 Rn General Sheridan.
Northfield CV 29 Essex 1852 4-4-0 Rb 8/15/1857; wrecked 1882.
Northumberland PRR Baldwin 789 11/1857 0-8-0 Rb 1864 at PRR's Altoona shops as 2-6-0; scr 12/1869.
Northumbrian   Norris 1836 4-2-0  
Norwalk TN&C Boston 375 1852 4-4-0  
Norwalk W&LE 2 National 1877 4-4-0  
Norwich No&W Rogers 13 6/1839 4-2-0  
Norwich NLN 13 Manch 1867 4-4-0 Rn 1892 #163; transferred to CV #29; scrapped 1900.
Norwich (1st) NYOW 13 Rhode 135 10/1869 4-4-0 Sold before 1874.
Norwich (2nd) NYOW 85 Rhode 531 6/1873 4-4-0 To Rhode Island Loco Works 1874; Sold to NJ Midland #80; transferred to NYSW #10.
Novelty P&R   1847   First locomotive in the U.S. with an iron cab.
Novelty PRR Baldwin 1860 2-2-0 Had a combination coach & tender; sold to Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne & Chicago.
Nueva Paz FCPM 4 Baldwin 19152 6/1901 0-6-0  
Nuevo Granada Pan Portland 1852 0-4-0  
Nydia PRR   1889 2-2-4T Inspection locomotive built for Irving A. Stearns, then manager of PRR's coal holdings.

Photo credits

  • (No. 999) – Photo by Sean Lamb, November 6, 2003.

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