Cooke Locomotive and Machine Works
The Cooke Locomotive and Machine Works, located in Paterson, New Jersey, manufactured steam railroad locomotives from 1852 until it was merged with seven other manufacturers to form American Locomotive Company (ALCO) in 1901. ALCO continued building new locomotives at the Cooke plant until 1926.
Cooke opened in 1852 as Danforth-Cooke and produced nearly 3000 locomotives before ALCO closed the plant in February 1926.
In 1901, Cooke and several other locomotive manufacturers merged to form the American Locomotive Company; Cooke's plant becomes the Alco-Cooke Works.
Cooke built two 0-8-2 tank locomotives for the Port Talbot Railway and Docks Company, South Wales, in 1899. They also built the neighbouring Barry Railway's five class K 0-6-2T locomotives the same year.
Preserved Cooke locomotives
Following is a list of preserved locomotives built by Cooke before the ALCO merger in 1901. They are listed here in serial number order.
|Serial number||Wheel arrangement
|Build date||Operational owner(s)||Disposition|
|unknown||4-4-0||October 1856||Western and Atlantic Railroad #49 Texas||static display in Grant Park, Atlanta, Georgia|
|277||4-2-4T||October 1863||Central Pacific Railroad #3 C. P. Huntington, Southern Pacific Railroad #1||California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento, California|
|1555||2-6-0||February 1884||Colorado and Southern Railway #9||Georgetown Loop Railroad, Silver Plume, Colorado|
|1861||4-4-0||February 1888||Dardanelle and Russelville #8||Nevada State Railroad Museum, Carson City, Nevada|
|2053||4-6-0||October, 1890||Union Pacific Railroad #1242||Lion's Park, Cheyenne, Wyoming|
|2054||4-6-0||October, 1890||Union Pacific Railroad #1243||Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha, Nebraska|
|2197||4-6-0||April 1892||Texas and New Orleans Railroad #314||Center for Transportation and Commerce, Galveston, Texas|
|2202||4-6-0||April 1892||Texas and New Orleans Railroad #319||Riverdale, Georgia|
|2341||4-6-0||July 1896||Southern Pacific Railroad #2248||Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Grapevine, Texas|
|2360||4-6-0||March 1897||Southern Pacific Railroad #2252||Overlooking the Union Pacific classification yard, Roseville, California|
|2408||4-6-0||October 1898||Missouri Pacific Railroad #2522||Paris City Park, Paris, Arkansas|
In addition to the above locomotives, the White Pass and Yukon Route railroad WP&YR} owns and maintains a steam-powered snowplow built by Cooke in 1899. This unit is on static display in Skagway, Alaska (see Rotary snowplow for a photo).
- Sunshine Software. "Steam Locomotive Information". Retrieved October 30, 2005.
- Diebert, Timothy S.; Strapac, Joseph A. (1987). Southern Pacific Company Steam Locomotive Conpendium. Shade Tree Books. ISBN 0-930742-12-5.
- "Mighty 2252 Relocation Complete". Rocklin and Roseville Today. August 5, 2005. Retrieved August 5, 2005.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Danforth Locomotive & Machine Works.|
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. NJ-8, "Danforth Locomotive & Machine Company"
- HAER No. NJ-8-A, "Danforth Locomotive & Machine Company, Erecting Shop"
- HAER No. NJ-8-B, "Danforth Locomotive & Machine Company, Blacksmith Shop"
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