of the Orange & Alexandria Railroad
The following list are the known
locomotives put into service by the Orange
and Alexandria Railroad by year when they were first put into service or
& Alexandria Railroad Company 1849 - 1867
These were the first 4 engines put into service by the
O&A. The Pioneer only lasted 4 years in service, Alexandria was taken out
in 1859. Virginia didn’t last through the
Civil War, and Fairfax
was left to the federals in 1861 and later sold by them for scrap.
Fauquier was taken out of service during the Civil War and
most likely used for parts.
Rapidan was undergoing repairs
when the federals occupied Alexandria
in 1861 and was abandoned to them. The federals repaired the engine and used it
on the USMRR. It was returned to the O&A following the war. Warrenton’s
boiler exploded in 1862.
These three engines were purchased from the USMRR
These two engines were purchased from the USMRR
Orange, Alexandria & Manassas
Railroad Company 1867 – 1873
These 4 engines as well as five more unnamed locomotives
were acquired when the O&A merged with the Manassas Gap Railroad.
was purchased additionally, separate from the nine merger acquisitions.
In 1873 the OA&M merged with the Lynchburg
and Danville Railroad and eventually renamed the Washington City, Virginia Midland & Great
Southern Railroad. The railroad then went into receivership (with John Barbour
appointed by the court as receiver) until 1880 when it reemerged with new
investors as the Virginia Midland Railway.
**For more information on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad Company's locomotives during the war see David L. Bright's page for the O&A on his Confederate Railroads website.