4-4-0 # 72 American

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  1. SLSF # 72 - Former K.C.Ft. S. & M.


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    Dang. I wish I lived back then. Those folks were so blessed to have lived in a simpler life. Today just sucks.
  3. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

  4. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    I want one!
  5. Thanks for posting this!

    Any information about the time and place of this photo? The structure in the rear looks like a coaling station or something similar.

    KCFS&M 70-78 were Manchester products very similar to K-CC&S 79-90, and #72 seems to share the same diamond stack, ornamental headlight mounting, and mismatched sand and steam domes as the K-CC&S locos. The cab windows are arched, though, which I don't recall seeing in any K-CC&S photos. Perhaps other details might be visible if the gentlemen in the natty outfits would please step aside, just for a moment?

    Bradley A. Scott
  6. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    The Memphis Road had pocket coaling trestles in Springfield, Lockwood, and Kansas City (I’ll have to check further to see if Ft Scott had one). I am inclined to believe that this is Springfield, and the camera is looking north; the roundhouse is to the left.
    Brad, I believe that this class was identical to its older KCCS sisters.
    Locomotive wheelbase: 24’-2”
    Wt of Eng: 79,200 lbs
    Driver wheelbase:8’-6”
    Wt on drivers: 52,000lbs
    Driver Diam: 61”, 3-1/2” tires
    Pilot truck wheelbase: 5’-8”
    Wt on Truck: 27,200 lbs
    Trk Diam: 28”
    Cylinders: 17” x 24”
    Boiler, first course: 60”
    BP: 135 psi
    Grate: 35-1/2” x 71-11/16”
    Heating surface, firebox 126.10 ft^2
    Tubes: 170 – 2”, 11’-10” long
    Heating Surface, tubes: 1043.67 ft ^2
    THS: 1169.67 ft^2

    Wt tender, empty: 27,300 lbs
    Coal: 5 tons
    Water: 2500 gal
    Wt tender, loaded: 58,050 lbs

    The 72 did not escape the mass extinction circa 1914-1916, and it was scrapped during April 1915.

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