2-10-0 #1630

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  1. U-3-b

    U-3-b Member Frisco.org Supporter

    1630 is alive! There are few problems, the air pump is not working, but she ran on a hundred feet of track yesterday while hooked up to house air.

    Steve
     
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  2. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

  3. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

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  4. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Here's the latest:

    GS



    Frisco 2-10-0 No. 1630 steams at Illinois Railway Museum

    Published: November 1, 2013

    UNION, Ill. – Frisco 2-10-0 No. 1630 was steamed up at the Illinois Railway Museum this week for its Federal Railroad Administration inspection. The safety valves were tested and the engine was run back and forth for inspection. The inspection was a success, and the IRM Steam Department will now proceed to have locomotive ready for service for the 2014 season.

    Baldwin built No. 1630 in 1918 as part of an order for the Imperial Russian State Railways that was never delivered because of the Russian Revolution. Instead, the engine went to the United States Railway Association, which operated U.S. railroads during World War I, as USRA No. 1147. It was sold to the Frisco in 1920, and then went to the Eagle-Picher Co. at Cardin, Okla. in 1951. It was donated to the museum in 1967, and has operated as IRM’s “regular” steam engine for many years.

     
  5. Ted Johnson

    Ted Johnson Member Frisco.org Supporter

    She first ran on the pennsy before going to the frisco.
     
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  6. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    The 1630 with 135 mt's, 2900 tons, May 29, 2016

     
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  7. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Frisco strong! Whenever we went up the K line to W. Quincy, I always tried to see if we could get about 120+ of those hoppers for 1522. She would have romped with them and it would have been a neat sight at 60mph.
     
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  8. Steamnut

    Steamnut cinder sniffer

    Everyone makes mistakes... :D
     
  9. U-3-b

    U-3-b Member Frisco.org Supporter

    The firemen were really working hard.
     
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  10. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I wonder why they don't use the stoker. Maybe it doesn't work any more. Looked like moving the coal was as much work as firing.
     
  11. U-3-b

    U-3-b Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I've read that the stoker is no longer operational. Young backs needed.
     
  12. estraven

    estraven Member

    SLSF 1630 side 50.jpg

    Hope you like this. A nice rods-down pose of SLSF 1630 at IRM in front of the station sometime in the 1996 - 2000 timeframe. Bronica EC 6 x 6, 50mm Nikkor w/ yellow filter, Ilford Delta 100 souped in Kodak XTOL 1:1 (I was trying to roll back the contrast), printed on Ilford paper.
     
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  13. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

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  14. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I found a video of Frisco 2-10-0 1630 at the Illinois Train Museum in Union, Illinois.



    Enjoy!!!

    Joe
     
  15. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    I'm looking into why the video won't load. Will get back to you soon with the video.

    Joe
     
  16. k27463

    k27463 Member

    In regards to the stoker, I'm told that in the early days of the IRM mainline (only 1-2 miles) it wasn't worth using the stoker, and in modern times they have younger help ;)

    I'm friends with a few folks up at IRM -- they're really good people.

    I believe they rebuilt most or all of the tender tank from the narrow bunker tender it had.
     
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  17. Ted Johnson

    Ted Johnson Member Frisco.org Supporter

    1630 now being winterized, has a leaking tube to be repaired plus a few other minor repairs to be had over the winter
     
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