Large Narrow Gauge Locomotive Comparison

This is a table of the largest narrow gauge locomotives to operate for railroads in North America. Most of the statistics here have been provided by the members of the Narrow Gauge Railroad Discussion Forum and are not always verifiabley correct. Please send additions or corrections to Chris Coleman. For the sake of keeping the list concise I am only adding units with a tractive effort of 20,000 or higher.

The locos are arranged in order of tractive effort, where it is known.

Last updated 3-31-01
Rod Locomotives
Road Number Survival Class Builder Dates FramePressure Cylinders Drivers TE Engine Weight Adhesive Weight Total Weight Fuel Capacity Water Capacity Grate Area
OR&L 0/1 200 psi 18" X 22" 48" 27,540 156,000
C&NW 30 0/1 Brooks 1898 21,100
Uintah 40 0/1 2-8-2 Baldwin 1913 170 psi 17" X 22" 42" 21,874 119,400 188,000 10,000 3,000 23 sq ft
EBT 12 1/1 2-8-2 Baldwin 1911 I 180 psi 17" X 24" 48" 22,100 112,000 88,000
N-C-O (SPNG, NC) 14 (1,9) 0/1 2-8-0
10-28-E
Baldwin 1914 180 psi 17" X 20" 40" 22,110 94,000 84,000
WP&Y/USA 190-200 2/11 2-8-2 Baldwin 1943 I
WP&Y 70-73 3.5/42-8-2 Baldwin 1938-1947 I 210 psi 17" X 22" 44" 22,722 145,000 108,000 239,000 2,100 gal 5,000
SV 16-18 0/3 2-8-2 Baldwin 1915-1916 I 180 psi 17" X 22" 42" 23,137 110,400 95,000 141,911 6.5 cords 4,000
SV 19-20 2/2 2-8-2 Alco 1920 I 170 psi 19" X 20" 44" 23,700 128,000 92,000 202,000 3,500
D&RGW 450 - 464 2/15 2-8-2
K-27
Baldwin 1903 O 200 psi 17" X 22" 40" 27,000 108,300 223,550 17,000 4,100
OR&L 60,70,80,90 ?/4 2-8-2 Alco O 200 psi 18" X 22" 44" 27,540 156,000 113,500
D&RGW 470-479 3/10 2-8-2
K-28
Alco 1923 O 200 psi 18" X 22" 44" 27,540 156,000 113,500 254,000 16,000 5,000
EBT 14-15 2/2 2-8-2 Baldwin 1912-1914 I 180 psi 19" X 24" 48" 27,600 150,150 125,700 244,750 18,000 6,000 36 sq ft
Uintah 30 0/1 2-8-2 Baldwin 1911 O 180 psi 19" X 22" 40" 30,300 146,000 246,000 10,000 5,000 32 sq ft
WP&Y 68 0/1 2-8-0 Baldwin 1907 I 180 psi 19" X 22" 40" 30,378 131,370 120,770
EBT 16-18 3/3 2-8-2 Baldwin 1916-1920 I 180 psi 20" X 24" 48" 30,600 164,200 134,600
WP&Y 69 1/1 2-8-0 Baldwin 1908 I 160 psi 21" X 22" 42" 31,400 134,360 119,810
D&RGW 480-489 9/10 2-8-2
K-36
Baldwin 1925 O 195 psi 20" X 24" 44" 36,200 187,100 143,850 286,000 19,000 5,000 40 sq ft
D&RGW 490-499 8/10 2-8-2
K-37
DRGW 1928,1930 O 200 psi 20" X 24" 44" 37,100 187,250 148,280 302,000 18,000 6,000
NdeM 240-245 ?/6 2-6-6-2
HR-01
Alco 1928 204,000 161,500
NdeM 367-370 ?/4 2-6-6-2
HR-01
Alco 1934,1936 210 psi 15" X 22" 43" 41,100 216,000 172,500 326,000 3,000 gal 2,500 52.5 sq ft
Uintah
(SV)
50-51
(250-251)
0/2 2-6-6-2 Baldwin 1926,1928 I 210 psi 15" X 22" 42" 42,100
(42,100)
246,000
(218,000)
182,000
(182,000)
246,000
(300,000)
9,000
(1,800 gal)
2,800
(3,500)
37 sq ft

Geared Locomotives
Road Number Class Builder Dates Pressure Cylinders Drivers TE Total Weight Fuel Capacity Water Capacity Grate Area
Uintah 6 Shay Lima 1920 11" X 12" 32" 21,885 108,000
Uintah 7 Shay Uintah 1933 11" X 12" 33" 21,885 118,000
West Side 5 Shay Lima 1901 180 12" X 12" 32" 24,100 110,000
West Side 6 Shay Lima 1903 180 12" X 12" 32" 24,100 133,500
West Side 14 Shay Lima 1916 200 11" X 12" 32" 25,830 117,000
West Side 15 Shay Lima 1913 200 11" X 12" 32" 25,830 118,000
West Side 12 Shay Lima 1927 200 11" X 12" 32" 25,830 133,500
West Side 7 Shay Lima 1911 200 11" X 12" 32" 25,900 120,000
West Side 8 Shay Lima 1922 200 12" X 15" 34" 36,150 154,400
West Side 9 Shay Lima 1923 200 12" X 15" 34" 36,150 159,000
West Side 10 Shay Lima 1928 200 12" X 15" 34" 36,150 163,200

Internal Combustion Locomotives
Road Number Class Builder Dates Drivers TE Engine Weight Fuel Capacity Engine HP
US Gypsum 1203 Porter 1946 19,200 150,000 660
WP&Y/USA 81 A1A-A1A GE 1957 800
WP&Y 90-100 A1A-A1A
GEX-3341
GE 1954-66 34" 24,000 167M-170M 500 930-990
SPNG 1 GE 1945 25,500 102,000
WP&Y 101-107 A1A-A1A
DL535E
Alco 1969 36" 35,000 210M 1000 1200
WP&Y 108-110 A1A-A1A
DL535E
MLW 1971 36" 35,000 210M 1000 1200
WP&Y 114 A1A-A1A
DL535E
Bombardier 1982 36" 43,200 216M 1000 1200
US Gypsum 111-113 A1A-A1A
DL535E
Bombardier 1982 36" 43,200 216M 1000 1200