4-8-4 - Preservation By Country

Preservation By Country

In many countries the 4-8-4 was a late development of the steam locomotive, close to the time of steam's demise. Many more were therefore preserved than of other older wheel arrangements, either plinthed or in museums, with several being kept in running condition. Some of the more notable preserved Northerns world-wide are:

  • South Australian Railways 504: In static preservation at the National Railway Museum in Port Adelaide.
  • South Australian Railways 520: Restored to service in 1972, operating the Steamranger tourist railway between Mount Barker and Victor Harbor at the time.
  • CN 6153: On static display at the Canadian Railway Museum in Delson, Quebec.
  • CN 6167: On static display in downtown Guelph, Ontario.
  • CN 6200: Canadian Science & Technology Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • CN 6213: On static display in downtown Toronto, Ontario, at the Toronto Railway Heritage Centre.
  • CN 6218: Fort Erie Railroad Museum, Fort Erie, Ontario. Used by the CN on excursions in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • CN 6400: Canadian Science & Technology Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • CPR 3100: Canadian Science & Technology Museum, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • CPR 3101: On display at IPSCO Steel, Regina, Saskatchewan.
  • GTW 6323: On display at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois.
  • GTW 6325: Restored in 2001 by the Ohio Central Railroad, owned by Age of Steam Roundhouse, Sugarcreek, Ohio, in operating condition at the time.
  • N de M 3027: Guadalajara, Jalisco.
  • N de M 3028: Retired in 1966, acquired by the Great North Eastern Railroad Foundation and displayed at the Altamont, New York, fairgrounds until 1983. On lease to the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad.
  • N de M 3030: Zacatecas, Zacatecas.
  • N de M 3031: Huehuetoca, Mexico.
  • N de M 3033: Pachuca, Hidalgo.
  • N de M 3034: Puebla, Puebla.
  • N de M 3035: Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes.
  • N de M 3036: Leon, Guanajuato.
  • N de M 3038: Mexico City.
  • N de M 3039: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.
  • N de M 3040: Oriental, Puebla.
  • N de M 3056: Tequisuiapan, Queretaro.
New Zealand
  • K 900: On static display at MOTAT in Auckland next to New Zealand DA class locomotive No. 1400.
  • K 911: Under overhaul at Mainline Steam, Plimmerton, Wellington.
  • K 917: Stored, missing many parts, Steam Incorporated, Paekakariki, Wellington.
  • KA 935: Awaiting overhaul at the Silver Stream Railway, near Wellington, New Zealand.
  • KA 942: In service at Mainline Steam, Plimmerton, Wellington, was used on mainline excursions.
  • KA 945: Stored in dismantled condition at Steam Incorporated, Wellington.
  • KB 968: Owned by Canterbury Railway Society, leased to Mainline Steam. Under overhaul at Mainline Steam, Christchurch.
South Africa
  • Class 25 3511: Condenser, staged at Beaconsfield, Kimberley.
  • Class 25NC 3442: Operated by Rovos Rail, Capital Park, Pretoria.
  • Class 25NC 3454: Ex condenser with dual Lempor exhaust, staged at Bloemfontein.
  • Class 25NC 3484: Ex condenser, operated by Rovos Rail, Capital Park, Pretoria.
  • Class 25NC 3533: Ex condenser, operated by Rovos Rail, Capital Park, Pretoria.
  • Class 26 3450: The "Red Devil", staged at Monument Station, Cape Town.
Soviet Union
  • P36-0001: Lebyazhe store (TsMZhT).
  • P36-0027: Babaevo (TsMOZhD).
  • P36-0031: Zlatoust (Intertrack a/o).
  • P36-0032: The only private steam locomotive operated in Russia, owned by GW Travel.
  • P36-0050: Korosten depot, Belarus Railways.
  • P36-0058: Zlatoust (Intertrack a/o).
  • P36-0062: Sibirtsevo Station.
  • P36-0064: Brest, Belarus Railways.
  • P36-0071: Zlatoust (Intertrack a/o and Steam Traction).
  • P36-0086: Zlatoust (Intertrack a/o).
  • P36-0091: Skovorodino station.
  • P36-0094: Belogorsk station.
  • P36-0097: Zlatoust (Intertrack a/o).
  • P36-0107: Park near Irkutsk.
  • P36-0110: Mogzhon station.
  • P36-0111: Orsha station, Belarus.
  • P36-0120: Named after Ilicha depot, Moscow.
  • P36-0123: Shushary Railway Museum, St.Petersburg (TsMOZhD).
  • P36-0124: Chernyshevsk depot.
  • P36-0147: Sharja station.
  • P36-0164: Zlatoust (Intertrack a/o).
  • P36-0182: Zlatoust (Intertrack a/o).
  • P36-0192: Taiga station.
  • P36-0218: Tihoretsk depot, Northern Caucasus (Veltour s/p).
  • P36-0228: Uulan Baatar Railway Museum, Mongolia.
  • P36-0232: Zlatoust (Intertrack a/o).
  • P36-0249: Babaevo (TsMZhT).
  • P36-0250: Tashkent Railway Museum, Uzbekistan.
  • P36-0251: Shushary Railway Museum, St. Petersburg.
  • RENFE242F-2009: Retired in 1973, restored in 1989 and another time in 2005. Although she is in running order, usually is in static display at Museo Nacional Feroviario, Madrid-Delicias.
United States of America
  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 2903: Illinois Railway Museum, Union, Illinois.
  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 2912: On static display in Pueblo, Colorado, awaiting restoration.
  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 2913: On static display in Fort Madison, Iowa.
  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 2921: Beard Brook Park, Modesto, California.
  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 2925: California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, California.
  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 2926: Currently under restoration for excursion service in Albuquerque at a site leased from the GSA near 8th Street and Haynes Avenue, due to be completed in 2013 and may be available for tour and close inspection. More information at New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society.
  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 3751: Restored in 1991, owned by the San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society and operated in excursion service at the time. She is the oldest surviving 4-8-4, the first one to be built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works and the first 4-8-4 to be built for the Santa Fe.
  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 3759: On Display in Kingman, Arizona.
  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 3768: On display at the Great Plains Transportation Museum in Wichita, Kansas.
  • Chesapeake & Ohio 614: Restored in 1980 and again in 1995, owned by Iron Horse Enterprise, Clifton Forge, Virginia.
  • Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 5614: Patee Park, St. Joseph, Missouri.
  • Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 5629: Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden, Colorado.
  • Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 5631: Rotary Park, Sheridan, Wyoming.
  • Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 5633: Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center, Douglas, Wyoming.
  • Great Northern Railway S-2 No.2584: On display at the Havre, Montana depot.
  • Milwaukee Road 261: Restored in 1993, owned, maintained, and operated by the Friends of the 261 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Milwaukee Road 265: Illinois Railway Museum in Union, Illinois.
  • Nashville, Chattanooga, & St. Louis 576 Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Norfolk & Western 611: Ran frequent excursions in the 1980s and early 1990s, on display in the Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke, Virginia.
  • Reading 2100: Restored in 1988 and 1998, converted to burn oil in the Early 2000s. Stored in Richland, Washington.
  • Reading 2101: B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Reading 2102: Reading & Northern Railroad, Port Clinton, Pennsylvania.
  • Reading 2124: Used on the "Reading Rambles" in the late 1950s and 1960s. On static display at Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
  • St. Louis Southwestern 819: Built in 1943, it was the last locomotive built by the Cotton Belt. Restored to service in 1986 and housed at the Arkansas Railroad Museum in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
  • St. Louis-San Francisco Railway 4500: As the Frisco Meteor, ran overnight passenger service between St. Louis, Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Cosmetically restored and relocated to Route 66 Station Park in Tulsa, OK in 2011.
  • St. Louis-San Francisco Railway 4501: Built in 1942, ran overnight passenger service as the Frisco Meteor between St. Louis, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. Donated to the Dallas Museum of the American Railroad in September 1964.
  • St. Louis-San Francisco Railway 4516: Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia, Missouri.
  • St. Louis-San Francisco Railway 4524: Grant Beach Park, Springfield, Missouri.
  • Spokane, Portland and Seattle 700: Restored in 1990 by the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation, and operated in excursion service at the time. No. 700 is stored at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center in Portland, Oregon, along with the Southern Pacific 4449.
  • Southern Pacific 4449: Still in operation, served as the locomotive for the Bicentennial American Freedom Train. Stored at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center in Portland, Oregon along with the Spokane, Portland and Seattle 700.
  • Southern Pacific 4460: On static display at the Museum of Transportation in St. Louis, Missouri. This was the last steam locomotive used in revenue service by the SP.
  • Union Pacific 814: Rock Island Depot Museum, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
  • Union Pacific 833: Utah State Railroad Museum, Ogden, Utah.
  • Union Pacific 838: Union Pacific Railroad, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
  • Union Pacific 844: The last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific Railroad (12/1944). Part of UP heritage fleet, often used for running in excursion service, and on occasion revenue service. Never retired, longest continuously operating steam locomotive on a Class 1 Railroad. Kept at Cheyenne, Wyoming when not on excursion.

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