work presents data on locomotives from small builders
(other than Alco, Baldwin,
Fairbanks-Morse, and Lima) that constructed
locomotives for use in Mexico. A few
common-carrier locomotives are listed, however
the vast majority are those built for
industrial operations throughout Mexico, from the
haciendas of Yucatán to the mines of Sonora.
All data on American
builders were taken directly from the respective
builders' lists. Other data were gathered
independently. A word of caution: These lists are
not error-free. Errors can occur in gauges,
models, and spellings of names and places.
This should be seen as information upon which
to build; not as the ultimate reference.
books have been published on Mexican industrial
and shortline railroads, no book data have been
integrated into these lists. The primary reason
is that such volumes focus on steam locomotives
and generally ignore the internal combustion
types. Another reason is that there are errors
in both the builders' lists and the books; so,
rather than compound inaccuracies, the builders'
data are presented here as a starting point for
an information base.
metric units are specified, gauges are
denominated in inches. "Std" refers to standard gauge, which equals
56.5 inches (1,435 mm).
the listings show no specific destination because
some builders recorded their export sales this
way. They apparently used sales agents or
dealers, and these maintained the final records
as to actual buyers. Another shortcoming is that
export sales data do not always reflect resales.
Each of the links below leads to the table of data for
the corresponding builder.