Locomotive names of North America beginning with P

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

Name Railroad, # Builder, s/n Build date Whyte type Notes
P. E. Thomas B&O 16 Wm Norris 1838 4-2-0 Rb 1848 at Mt Clare shops as 4-4-0.
P. H. Watson USM Norris   4-4-0 Acquired new on 6/23/1863; rn Colonel Beckwith; sold 1865 to B&O.
P. R. Peebles H&TC 17 Schen 593 10/1869 4-4-0 Rn #4 by 1899; scr 4/1909.
P. Tyrell WU 29 M & Aldus 1869 4-4-0 Became CM&SP #276 in 1879; off roster by 1899.
Pacer CP 106 Rogers 1600 9/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1124; sold c. 1893.
Pachuca FCHN 14 Baldwin 12270 10/1891 2-8-0 NG; became NdeM #14 in 1908.
Pacific A&P 5 Baldwin 5376 11/1880 4-4-0  
Pacific CP 2 Mason 141 9/1863 4-4-0 Rb as coal burner 8/20/1870; scr 2/1900 Sacramento.
Pacific (1st) CV 81 Baldwin 2454 6/1871 2-6-0 Sold 3/2/1872 to Rutland Division as #38 America; rn 1878 #24 to replace Montpelier; became Central Vermont #228.
Pacific (2nd) CV 24 CV St Albans 1873 4-4-0 S to Rutland & Burlington as 2nd #17 Chas. Clement.
Pacific HR Rogers 190 10/1849 4-2-2 Some references list this as a 4-2-0, but it is listed as a 4-2-2 in Moshein & Rothfus; rb as 4-4-0.
Pacific LIRR Rogers 765 1857 4-4-0 Sold 8/1869 to Bennington & Rutland as 1st #6 Manchester.
Pacific Musc Rogers 525 9/1854 4-4-0  
Pacific SCRC 4 Baldwin 3774 9/1875 4-4-0 Sold; reboilered by Baldwin 6/25/1904.
Pacific Slope D&RG 71 Baldwin 5136 1880 2-8-0  
Palisade E&P 5 Baldwin 3826 1/1876 4-4-0  
Palmer (1st) NLN 12       Outside connected; bought from Short Line RR 5/1863.
Palmer (2nd) NLN 12 Rhode 1205 1882 2-6-0 Rn 12/1890 #6; rn 8/1891 #159; transferred to CV 303.
Palmetto C&SC Rogers 308 3/1852 4-4-0  
Panama Pan Portland 1852 0-4-0  
Paso Del Norte FCCM 39 Taunton 827 1/1882 4-4-0  
Passaic CNJ New Jersey 1861 2-6-0  
Passaic NYOW 70 Rogers 1811 1870 4-4-0 Transferred to NJ Midland 1874; sold to NYSW #1.
Passaic P&HR Rogers 134 7/1848 4-4-0  
Patapsco B&O Wm Norris 1839 4-2-0 Used on the Washington Branch.
Patawok E&KR 5 Baldwin 15283 1897 2-6-0  
Paterson NYOW 46 Baldwin 2783 4/1872 0-4-0 Rn 1/27/1889 to 2nd #20.
Paterson P&HR Rogers 60 10/1844    
Patrick         The bell from this engine, owned by railroad historian Thomas T. Taber, is reported to be on loan to the New Jersey Historical Society.
Patterson MR&LE Rogers 384 3/1853 4-4-0  
Paul Bremond G&RR Norris   4-4-0  
Paul Bremond H&TC 73 Dickson 192 9/1876 4-4-0 Rn 1901 #2.
Paul Dillingham CV 82 Rhode 1447 1/1884 2-6-0 Built to Replace #82 G. L. Stone; rn 1/1/1900 to #335.
Paulo GFC Hohenzollern 1887 2-4-0T  
Pawn O&LC 11 Manch 1866 4-4-0 May have been named Fawn, built by Malone. Rb 1872; rn Gen. Sherman; rn 1/1/1891 #311; scrapped before 5/31/1895.
Pawnee A&P 17 Rhode 945 3/1881 4-4-0  
Pawnee KPDP 18 Rogers 1445 1867 4-4-0  
Pawnee P&R J Millholland 1850 2-6-0 This engine is generally regarded as the first mogul built in America, but the leading, non-powered axle was permanently attached to the engine's rigid frame, and therefore not a true mogul type engine.
Peabody (1st) ATSF 12 Taunton 541 9/1871 4-4-0  
Peabody (2nd) ATSF 41 Hinkley 1876 4-4-0  
Pearl G&A 1 Baldwin 4562 3/1879 2-6-0 Ex-Oregon Short Line & Utah Northern #17 1899.
Peeler CP 135 Rhode 80 11/1868 4-4-0 Sold 6/1870 to SF&SJ #18; returned to CP 1871; rb and rn 2nd #117; rn 1891 #1132; scr 4/1900 Sacramento.
Pegasus B&O Wm Norris 1839 4-4-0 Used on the Washington branch; Retired 1863.
Peggy IR 2     4-4-0  
Pelahachie V&J A & Souther 1852 4-4-0 (?) Rn Choctaw.
Pemige B&M 277 Hinkley 1785 4/1889    
Penalver Juc Rogers 37 3/1842 4-4-0  
Pennsylvania CofG Baldwin 1854    
Pennsylvania NCe 16 Locks 40 1838 2-2-0 Rb as 4-2-0; sold 1859.
Pennsylvania P&R P&R Reading 1863 0-12-0 This engine was so powerful for its time that when used in pusher service, it destroyed the lightweight cars; first 6 drivered loco built in US; camelback; rb 1870 as 0-10-0.
Penoles MRR Baldwin 15048 9/1896 0-4-2T  
Peoquop CP 68 M & Aldus 4/1868 4-6-0 Rn 1891 #1536; rn 1901 #2001; scr 9/26/1933 at Brooklyn.
Peppersass MWCR 1     2-2-0 This engine was simply a cog engine with the main cog on the rear axle.
Pequannock NYOW 72 Rogers 1868 1871 4-4-0 Sold to Middletown & Crawford RR #72 1874.
Pergrison FCDS 7 Rhode 939 5/1881 4-4-0 Same engine as David Fergusson.
Periss Peak BC&F 1 Baldwin 1880 2-8-0 Ex-D&RG #80.
Pesqueiro FCDS 14 Rogers 2746 5/1881 4-4-0  
Petaluma SF&NP 7 Grant 1878 4-4-0 Became NWP #12; used in the movie "The Iron Horse"; retired 11/11/1926.
Peter ATSF 11 Taunton 538 8/1871 4-4-0  
Peter Butler R&B 30 Taunton 480 1869 4-4-0 Rb 1874; became Central Vermont #220.
Peter Cagger A&S 10 Cooke 5/1866 4-4-0  
Peter Donahue SF&NP 12 Rogers 3305 1884 4-4-0 Became NWP #19; scr 7/13/1937.
Peter Donahue SF&SJ 9 Cooke 1870 4-4-0 To SP #9; rn 1891 #1262; scr 8/19/1909.
Peter Geddes M&SP 127 Baldwin 1758 8/1868 4-4-0 Off roster by 1898.
Peter W. Gray H&TC 26 Schen 652 9/1870 4-4-0  
Peto FCUY 58 Baldwin 8139 8/1886 4-4-0 Ex-FCM&P #3; scr 1955.
Pewaukee M&SP 152 Mason 376 9/1870 4-4-0 Rn #1259 in 1899; off roster by 7/1901.
Pewit CNJ Cooke 1864 2-2-4  
Phantom T&I Mason 59 2/1857 4-4-0  
Pharsalia NYOW 42 Baldwin 2722 3/1872 4-4-0 Sold 1/7/1905.
Phil Sheridan CP 80 Cooke 2/1868 4-4-0 Rn 1891 #1205; rn 1901 #1226; rn 1906 #1496; scr 1/3/1911 at West Oakland.
Philadelphia P&R Norris 1844 0-6-0 Ex-Richmond; rb & rn after explosion 10/1844.
Philadelphia VR Norris 1837 4-2-0  
Philip E. Thomas B&O 2 Wm Norris 1838 4-2-0 Used exclusively on Washington branch; Rebuilt to 4-4-0 in 1848; retired 1870.
Phineas Davis B&O 9 D & Gartner   0-4-0  
Phoebe Brooks NA&S NA&S NA   4-4-0 Became LNA&C 15, Attila, in 1859; rb 1859 in New Albany.
Phoenix   Winans 65     Camelback loco.
Phoenix A&Sy Rogers 67 6/1845 4-4-0  
Phoenix MP&SR 3 Baldwin 8538 4/1887 4-6-0 Sold 11/1905 to CRYyP #101; returned 9/12/1906 as #1; scr 6/30/1910.
Phoenix NJR&T Rogers 52 2/1844 2-2-2  
Phoenix SC West Point 1830 0-4-0 Rebuilt from Best Friend Of Charleston after boiler explosion.
Pickwick USM Norris   4-4-0 Acquired new on 2/5/1863; sold 1865 to B&O.
Pico R&B 19 Hinkley 552 1854 4-4-0 Ex-Ethan Allen.
Piedra (1st) D&RG 37 Baldwin 4809 1879 2-8-0  
Piedra (2nd) D&RG 72 Baldwin 5137 6/1880 2-8-0 S to Rio Grande Western #72; s to Rio Grande Southern #28; s 2/1900 to Morenci Southern Ry #1.
Pierce ATSF 23 Taunton 577 8/1872 4-4-0  
Piermont NY&E 2 W Norris 1840 4-4-0  
Pike D&RG 16 Baldwin 3867 1876 4-4-0  
Pike's Peak M&PP Baldwin   0-4-2T  
Pilot   Winans 69     Camelback loco.
Pilot NY&H Rogers 545 11/1854 4-4-0  
Pioneer C&NW Baldwin 37 1836 4-2-0 Pioneer circa 1898First used on Ut&S; sold to Michigan Central; sold to Galena & Chicago Union RR; preserved on static display at the Chicago History Museum.
More information: Wikipedia.
Pioneer CuV Wilmarth 1851 2-2-2 Preserved by the Smithsonian Institution as part of the National Museum of American History.
Pioneer LC&M Hinkley 5/1845 4-4-0 Rb as an 0-4-0; became M&SP #25 in 1863; off roster by 1887.
Pioneer OLtd 1 National 259 5/1878 2-4-0 Ex-DS&GR #1.
Pioneer S&M Rogers 135 7/1848 4-4-0  
Pioneer Ut&S Baldwin 37 1836   S to Michigan Central as Alert; s 1848 to Galena & Chicago Union RR as Pioneer.
Pittsford R&B 8 Taunton 49 3/1850 4-4-0 Rb at Rutland 1867; Sold 6/1881 to D. C. Lindsey as Glengary.
Piute CP 18 Cooke 12/1865 4-6-0 Scr 1884.
Placer CP 58 Schen 495 7/1868 4-6-0 Rn 1891 #1534; rn 1901 #2021; in Rocklin fire 11/27/1873; rb 12/1873; scr 6/12/1901 at Sacramento.
Plainfield M&WR 2 Manch 573 4/1873 4-4-0 Wrecked at Barre Jct. 9/25/1876; rb; rn 11/1889 Wells River; rb coal 4/1/1891; off roster by 1909.
Planet   Norris   4-2-0  
Planet LNA&C 21 Hinkley 401 9/1852 4-4-0 Ex-NA&S Mooresville.
Planet P&R Milner c. 1837    
Platteville MPt 4 Taunton 454 2/1869 4-4-0 Became CM&SP #430 in 1880; rn #1208 in 1899; off roster 10/1901.
Plattsburg (1st) Mo&P Taunton 106 1852 4-4-0 Rn Saranac; s by 1863 to Watertown & Rome as Antwerp.
Plattsburg (2nd) Mo&P Taunton 32 1849 4-4-0 Ex-Rutland #9 Rutland; sold to Delaware & Hudson.
Plattsburgh CO&I 6 Dickson 337 5/1882 2-6-0  
Plattsburgh S&W Rogers K&G 340 1852 4-4-0 Rn Quickstep; became D&H #105.
Pluto CP 59 Schen 494 7/1868 4-6-0 Rn 1891 #1535; rn 1901 #2022; scr 9/10/1906 at Sacramento.
Pluto SRR Norris 1862 4-4-0 Off roster after 1877.
Plymouth M&N 2 Mason 439 1/1872 4-4-0 Rn #17; became CM&SP #917 in 1893; rn #1293 in 1899; rn #1456 in 1910; rn #149 in 1913; off roster 2/1918.
Plymouth M&SC Rogers 253 3/1851 4-4-0  
Plymouth Naug Rogers 178 6/1849 4-4-0  
Plymouth NCI Rogers 609 9/1855 4-4-0  
Plymouth NYOW 25 Rhode 299 8/1871 2-6-0 Sold 1887.
Pocahontas NY&H (?) Rogers 234 10/1850 4-4-0 Moshein & Rothfus list this locomotive as purchased by "Governeur Morris" and guess that it may have been for the New York & Harlem.
Pokaa WaSC Baldwin 30340 2/1907 0-4-2T  
Ponca A&P 9 Taunton 764 12/1880 4-4-0  
Poncha D&RG 27 Baldwin 4317 1878 2-6-0  
Ponchartrain PoRR   1832    
Pontiac D&Mi Baldwin 1865 0-4-0  
Portage City LC&M Swinburne 1856 4-4-0 Became M&SP #34 in 1863; rb 1866; off roster by 1888.
Pope A&P 33 Manch 1035 1/1883 4-4-0  
Pope Barrow BR&A 1 Baldwin 1889 4-4-0  
Porfirio Diaz FCMS 14 M-Wardle 1169 1890 0-4-0T  
Porfirio Diaz FCMYG 2 Rogers 4103 2/1889 4-4-0 Rn 1902 #55.
Porfirio Diaz MoRR 3        
Port Allen KaRR 1 Baldwin 38311   0-6-2T Became Wainiha; now at Grove Farm.
Portage C&NW 140 Hinkley 729   4-4-0  
Portero VC&RV 6        
Portland O&C 2 Baldwin 2002 11/1869 4-4-0 Built for the Oregon Central; rn 1891 #1107; scr 4/2/1898.
Portland OLtd 8 Bladwin 5748 8/1881 4-4-0 Rn C. N. Scott 1885; sold 12/28/1903 to SP of Calif. #1026; sold 8/8/1906 to C. D. Bunker.
Post Boy A&LG Rogers 619 10/1855 4-4-0  
Potomac B&O Wm Norris 1839 4-2-0 Used on the Washington branch.
Pottowattamie KPDP 3 Cooke 1864 4-4-0  
Prairie Flower R&M Swinburne 5/1856 4-4-0 Rb 1861; off roster by 1874.
Prairie King DSW Mason 73 8/1857 4-4-0 Became CM&SP #287 in 1879; off roster by 1893.
Pratt ATSF 68 Baldwin 4417 9/1878 4-4-0  
Pres. Lott SA&AP 8 Baldwin 8117 9/1886 4-4-0 Off roster by 1917.
President C&P Baldwin 1859 4-6-0  
President USM Norris      
President NY&H Taunton 1865 4-4-0  
President V&J Baldwin 535 6/1853 4-4-0 Off roster between 1871 and 1874.
President W&A Rogers 616 10/1855 4-4-0  
President Cleveland B&O 5320 B&O M. Clare 1928 4-6-2  
President Taylor B&O 5310 Baldwin 1937 4-6-2 Rebuilt and renamed to The Royal Blue.
President Tyler B&O 5308 Baldwin   4-6-2  
President Washington B&O 5300 Baldwin   4-6-2  
Preston NYOW 43 Baldwin 2694 2/1872 2-6-0 Rn 2/3/1889 to 2nd #55.
Presumpscot P&O 1 Souther 1853 4-4-0 Built as Portland & Kennebec #6 Richmond; sold to P&O early 1870s; scrapped 1888.
Pride of Newcastle D&H R Stephenson 1828 2-2-0 Although the Stourbridge Lion is credited as being the first engine to operate in North America, this engine was the first to be delivered to the US shores on January 15, 1829 (see page 240 of A History of the American Locomotive, by John H White, Jr.).
Progreso FCUY 23 Baldwin 7936 5/1886 4-4-0 Ex-M&V #3; scr.
Progress OLtd 2 National 260 5/1878 2-4-0 Ex-DS&GR #2; Sold to Alfred Johnson Logging Co (Prosper Mill Co.) 1903; sold to Seely & Anderson; sold to Sturtevant & Crane; scr 1920s.
Providence (1st) NA&S Norris 6/1850 4-4-0 Rb 1853 in New Albany; became LNA&C #2, Courier, in 1859.
Providence (2nd) NA&S Hinkley 462 8/1853 4-4-0 Became LNA&C 23, Antelope, in 1859.
Ptarmigan D&RG 88 Baldwin 5198 1880 4-4-0  
Puebla Irolo 7 Baldwin 6540 12/1882 2-8-0 NG; became FCI (Mexico) #9 in 1889.
Pueblo ATSF 31 Taunton 582 9/1872 4-4-0  
Puerco D&RG 81 Baldwin 5373 11/1880 2-8-0  
Pugawaugun   Hinkley 1589      
Pulehu MAC 5   1916    
Putnam ATSF 105 Hinkley 1878 4-4-0 Ex-P&AV #105.
Putnamville NA&S Hinkley 400 9/1852 4-4-0 Became LNA&C 20, Gazelle, in 1859.
Putney VV Rogers 267 7/1851 4-4-0 Rebuilt 1869; Leased to Rutland as #36.
Puuloa OSC 7 (2nd)        

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