Locomotive names of North America beginning with V

We move on to the next initial in the alphabet with another relatively short list in the continuing transcription from my old notes.  Here are steam locomotives with names beginning with V that have operated in North America:

Name Railroad, # Builder, s/n Build date Whyte type Notes
V. B. Meade   Hinkley 1664      
Vacaville VV&CL 1 Vulcan 9 1/1867 2-2-0 Ex-Napa Valley Railroad Calistoga in 2/1877.
Valladolid FCUY 24 Baldwin 8241 11/1886 4-4-0 Ex-M&V #4; scrapped.
Vallejo CalP 1 Mason 245 1/1867 4-4-0 Rn 2nd #5 circa 1869; sold 1872 to CP as 2nd #121; rn 1891 #1211; sold 5/27/1906 to Northern Electric as #2.
Valley Ford NPC 6 Baldwin 3664 1876 4-4-0 Leased or sold to Dollar Lumber Company in 1903; rn #22 when recalled.
Vampire D&SC Mason 1861 2-2-0  
Van Alstyne H&TC 13 Schen 507 9/1868 4-4-0 Off roster by 1899.
Van-Schoonhaven R&S   1868 4-4-0 Rb at R&S shops; became D&H #101; scrapped 1881.
Vanegas VC&RV 3        
Vardy McBee G&C Rogers 342 9/1852 4-4-0 Rn c. 9/29/1852 William Spencer Brown.
Varnum A&Sy Rogers 103 7/1847 4-4-0  
Vauxhall   Norris   4-2-0  
Velocity SC Rogers 331 8/1852 4-4-0  
Veloz M&Sa Rogers 198 12/1849 4-4-0  
Venice NYOW 82 Rhode 444 10/1872 4-4-0 Rn 10/1/1887 2nd #69.
Vera Cruz P&R P&R Reading 1859 4-4-0 Designed by James Milholland, this was the first American-built locomotive to place the firebox above the locomotive frame rather than between the frame rails.
Veragues Pan Portland   0-4-0  
Verdi CP 92 Rhode 60 7/1868 4-6-0 Rb 4/11/1876; rn 1891 #1553 then #1050; sold 5/6/1906 to Slade Lumber Company as #2.
Vergennes R&B 3 Taunton 37 9/1849 4-4-0 Rb 10/1863 at Rutland; sold to Mo&P as #2 Saranac; returned to Rutland 12/25/1875; scrapped 5/1887.
Vermejo D&RG 68 Baldwin 5103 5/1880 2-8-0  
Vermillion H&D 2 Amoskeag   4-4-0 Acquired in 12/1868; xf to M&SP; rn #181 in 1899.
Vermillion LW 1 Baldwin 4554 2/1879 4-4-0 Rn 1885 #551; rn 1901 #130; scr 4/30/1913 at Algiers.
Vermont   Hinkley 265      
Vermont CV 20 Baldwin 1851 4-4-0 Rb 9/27/1856; involved in a wreck on 5/20/1864; sold to NLN 3/1/1890; scr 1/1891.
Vermont M&WR 3 (2nd) Manch 630 4/1874 4-4-0 Rn 3/1876 D. R. Sortwell (1st); wrecked 8/23/1876 at East Montpelier; rb 3/19/1890 as Barre; rb 7/1891 to burn coal; rn 4/19/1892 A. F. Sortwell; rn by 1907 Vermont; in Woodsville roundhouse fire on 5/15/1907; scr 1920.
Vermont WR Souther 1852 4-4-0 Renamed Ware.
Vernon CV 5 Amoskeag 1850 4-4-0 Ex-Canada; sold 5/1881.
Vernon M&I Rogers 75 10/1845 4-4-0  
Vesta B&O Norris 1839 4-4-0 Used on the Washington Branch.
Vesuvius B&SL Rogers 486 4/1854 0-6-0  
Vesuvius CP 71 M & Aldus 5/1868 4-6-0 Rn 1891 #1539; scr 5/1893.
Viaduct Bo&P 45 Bo&P 1863 4-4-0 Boston & Providence 45, ViaductNamed in honor of the Canton Viaduct, which still stands as of 2011. This was the last locomotive built by the Boston & Providence in its own shops.  Retired 1883.
Vichy SF&NP 16 Rogers 4154 1889 4-4-0 Became NWP #18; wrecked near Ignacio on 8/8/1910.
Vicksburg SRR Baldwin 955 8/1860 4-4-0 Off roster between 1875 and 1877.
Vicksburg V&J Newcastle 1839 4-2-0 Off roster by 5/1866; listed in R&LHS bulletin #101 as Commercial Railroad.
Victoria FCMYG 14 Rogers 4406 10/1890 4-6-0 Rn 1902 #461.
Victory   Rogers 1849    
Victory H&NH Rogers 217 6/1850 4-4-0  
Vigilance M&SC Rogers 70 7/1845 4-4-0  
Villaeran FCMYG 13 Rogers 4405 10/1890 4-6-0 Rn 1902 #460.
Villalba Juc Rogers 35 12/1841 4-4-0  
Virginia     before 1862 4-4-0 Virginia at the Battle of Bull Run in 1862 Although the photo information page doesn't mention the railroad that owned this locomotive, it was likely the US Military Railroad.
Virginia V&T 4 Baldwin 1946 1869 2-6-0 Scrapped.
Virginia Wi&P Norris 1842 4-4-0  
Vixen D&SC Mason 1861 2-2-0  
Volcano   Norris   0-6-0  
Volcano B&E Rogers 565 2/1855 0-6-0  
Volney NYOW 26 Rhode 300 8/1871 2-6-0 Sold 10/24/1887 to New York Locomotive Works; sold 4/1888 to Centralia & Chester.
Volunteer KC 1 Baldwin 1890 0-4-4T Replaced in the 1920s.
Vulcan ATSF 49 Hinkley 1876 0-4-0  
Vulcan B&SL Rogers 478 3/1854 0-6-0 Exploded c. 8/18/1856; rb by Rogers 11/29/1856.
Vulcan CP 69 M & Aldus 4/1868 4-6-0 Rb 5/26/1870 to burn coal; rn 1891 #1537; sold 1894 to GVG&N as #2.
Vulcan LNA&C 19 Schen 116 5/1855 4-4-0 Ex-NA&S Brookston.
Vulcan R&B Norris 1840   Bought from the Boston & Worcester Railroad, placed in service on 12/22/1850; scr 1855.
Vulcan SRR Baldwin 959 9/1860 4-4-0 Off roster between 1875 and 1877.
Vulcan USM Baldwin 1862 4-4-0  
Vulcan WofM   c 1843    

Photo credits

  • Viaduct - Cropped from a scan of the original photograph.  The Wikipedia page for this photograph (retrieved June 14, 2011) asserts that this photograph is in the public domain.  Since this locomotive was retired from service before 1900, the photograph could not have been made after that time and therefore I believe it is in the public domain due to its age.
  • Virginia - Cropped from a scan of the original photograph by Timothy H. O'Sullivan, 1862, at the Battle of Bull Run. Available through the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Civil War photographs collection. The image description page for this photograph (retrieved April 11, 2009) asserts there are "no known restrictions on publication."