4-8-2 #1522

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  1. john

    john Guest

    SLSF 1522 4-8-2

    Frisco Mountain 1522 at Old Lenexa Station at the VE day celebration; John Shaw, all rights reserved (used with permission)

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  2. merrill

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    SLSF 1522 4-8-2

    Here is a nice photo of 1522

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  3. mike

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    The St. Louis Steam Train Association fleet of cars behind Frisco 1522 are not originals, but are beautifully done to resemble them. For a description of these cars, and for the latest information on 1522 and her trips, go to the SLSTA web page: http://www.frisco1522.org

    It's very well done and informative, with many great photos of 1522 and her roster of supporting cars posted.

    Ken
    Meteor910@aol.com
     
  4. patrick

    patrick Guest

    SLSF 1522 4-8-2 -1998

    1522 at Museum of Transportation, St. Louis. 1998

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  5. patrick

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    SLSF 1522 4-8-2

    SLSF 1522 4-8-2

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  6. patrick

    patrick Guest

    SLSF 1522 4-8-2

    SLSF #1522 March break in run @ Old Monroe, MO

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  7. patrick

    patrick Guest

    2782-1522 action.jpg SLSF 1522 4-8-2

    March break in at Foley, MO
     
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  8. ken

    ken Guest

    As good as the Elesco looks on the engine, I'm surprised that the folks at Springfield didn't do one up in their spare time, just for grins.

    Don, I love the photos of you driving 1522 last month on the 1522 web site. I don't believe anyone ever looked more at home. Your Dad would have been proud.

    Ken
     
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  9. don

    don Guest

    SLSF 1522 4-8-2 -2002

    1522 Run by at Stanton, MO
    September 29, 2002
    Dennis Goette

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  10. slsf #1522 - As she sits today - The fire is out - the rods are down - and she really needs a good bath.

    It was like being at a funeral or a locomotive cemetary

    FM
     
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  11. pensive

    pensive Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Here are some views of Frisco 1522 preparing to leave Newburg MO eastbound, June 23, 2001. Photographs by Rich Lawler.

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  12. railroadguy65

    railroadguy65 Member

    :) 1522 Leaving Union Station in 1989

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  13. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I took pix of 1522 on June 26, 1994 as she rolled into and out of Cape Girardeau, Mo and the Aux Water Tender just this past week at her home at the Museum of Transportation in St Louis.

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  14. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Looks like she's just past Lone Star Cement in the first photo, right near where Healy Crushed Stone was located years ago. Did you previously live in Cape?

    I remember the date well. I'd hit the road to visit my girlfriend (now my wife) at a summer camp in Iron County. When I got back to Chaffee my dad says "Guess what YOU missed?!"
     
  15. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Yea the first was taken along South Sprigg just north of where Delta Materials over-the-street ball mill stood. My dad worked at Marquette until the big layoff in the mid sixties. The remaining photos were taken at Cape Rock. I have a picture taken at Nash from the levee looking southwest as she came up from Lone Rock and video at Nash, the I-55 over-pass pacing along South Sprigg just west of Marquette (can't get used to the Lone Star name), pacing there where the first photo is taken and at the curve just south of the Mo Drydock Co. entrance. (My grandfather drove their semi-trailer rig for years). I now live in KC and am in the process of modeling the 1522 and both tenders. Writing documentation as I go with pix, instructions, and measurements.
     
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  16. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    We were on our way back from the NRHS convention in Atlanta and came up the Scissorbill from Memphis.
    We had a leaky packing ring in the power reverse and another guy and myself were up till 3AM in the Memphis shop working on it, but couldn't get it totally repaired.
    As long as we left the reverse lever all the way down in the corner, things were OK, but if we tried to hook it up toward center, the power reverse went ballistic, wildly hunting around and making the engine sound like nothing I've ever heard before. So in order to make it home, we left it down in the corner which limited our speed to about 30-35. Due to the heat, they had limited speeds to 40 on jointed rail the day before, so we really didn't hurt anyone that badly.
    I took over as engineer at Cape and had a decent trip up the line until we got to Byers Siding, near Arnold. There was a freight hung up trying to get north, and another one in the siding there. To make a long story short, we didn't get into Lindenwood until about 9 the next morning. We tried to shove on the hind end of the freight, but the train had sticking brakes, too much tonnage and was sporting a dead unit. They finally sent some units out from Lindenwood. They cut off after he got up to speed and went ahead only to have the freight stall again and had to go back and help him again. I gave up shoving because there were a bunch of empty flats near the hind end, and I was afraid of a disaster. What a long night. I think we left Cape about 4 in the afternoon.
    See and you guys thought this was all fun and stack blasting didn't you?
     
  17. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Of course I wasn't there drenched in sweat but it sounds like gobs of fun to me, Don!
    What a sight that must have been: 1522 shoving a 1990s freight train!

    I'll have to dig out the SE Missourian and Chaffee Signal clippings I saved if I can find drivers on line that'll allow my scanner to talk to Windows Vista.
     
  18. Hi guys,
    There is a rumor on Facebook going around that 1522 was sold to a man in San Fransisco and will be moved there to be resotred and pull excursions. Can anyone validate this:confused:. If it is true it will be sad to see the Frisco steamer leave. Hope they atleast leave it in Frisco paint.
    Ship it on the Frisco!!!


    Murphy Jenkins
     
  19. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Re: SLSF 1522 4-8-2

    Not bloody likely.
     
  20. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Re: SLSF 1522 4-8-2

    I got some good running video pacing 1522 along south Sprigg Street just after you passed under I-55 up to Marquette. I need to get it captured on the computer from my 8mm video and post it.
     
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