388 diagram

Discussion in 'Steam Locomotive Diagrams' started by timothy_cannon, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. timothy_cannon

    timothy_cannon Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Does a diagram of Frisco/St.L&G locomotive 388 exist? If so, does anyone have it to share with me?

    Thanks!

    Tim

    In the words of the great model railroader Sheldon Cooper- "It's O scale or no scale".
     
  2. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    I looked in my 1904 and 1908 diagram book, and the 388 is absent from both. I did find the following information:
    Blt 1898 by Cooke as StLG #20; 19x24 Cyl;59" Drivers; 22,500 lbs TE. It was scrapped during the Spring of 1905 which suggests that it may have met its end due to a wreck or some other mishap.
     
  3. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Tim -
    This intrigued me, since #388 is shown in Collias' Frisco Power in front of a St. Louis, Memphis & Southeastern side-door caboose.

    Digging into the old FMIG newsletters, there is a footnote from Doug Hughes in the rosters of Moguls that notes: "Scrapped 3-05. I'll bet the history of this locomotive is interesting. It must've been a real winner! Why else would they have scrapped a 7-year-old engine?"

    That said, there are a few drawings in that newsletter as well, but nothin' doing for 388.
     
  4. timothy_cannon

    timothy_cannon Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Lol Chris! I figure it's early demise is on account of it being a former Houck engine. From what I've learned over the years it is said he run the living daylights out of things with little maintenance. Have you ever noticed the sub lettering on the 388 in Colias' book? It's very hard to see but look under the rear cab awning/roof. I swear it looks like "St L & G".
     
  5. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Good spot, Tim. I'd never noticed any sublettering in that location, either on 388 or others.

    Even with my best magnifying glass, I can't quite make out the last character. But, based on builder data Karl noted, I thin that "St L & G" is a best guess.

    Best Regards,
     

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