Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works was a 19th-century manufacturer of
railroad steam locomotives based in Paterson, New Jersey in the United
States. They built more than 6,000 steam locomotives for railroads
around the world. Most railroads in 19th-century United States rostered
at least one Rogers-built locomotive. The company's most famous product
was a locomotive named The General, built in December 1855, which was
one of the principals of the Great Locomotive Chase of the American
Civil War. Rogers was the second-most popular American locomotive
manufacturer of the 19th century behind the Baldwin Locomotive Works
amongst almost a hundred manufacturers. The company was founded by
Thomas Rogers in an 1832 partnership with Morris Ketchum and Jasper
Grosvenor as Rogers, Ketchum and Grosvenor. Rogers remained president
until his death in 1856 when his son, Jacob S. Rogers, took the
position and reorganized the company as Rogers Locomotive and Machine
Works. The younger Rogers led the company until he retired in 1893.
Robert S. Hughes then became president and reorganized the company as
Rogers Locomotive Company, which he led until his death in 1900.
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