Frisco 1501 Rehab

Discussion in '1500 Class Mountains' started by palallin, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Like all the 1500's, SLSF was a beautiful locomotive when all clean and shiny after her Lindenwood restoration prior to moving to Rolla. How can you not like that face? I still prefer the wide smokebox door look vs the smaller one like on 1522. I think that is based on how good 1501 looked when I first saw her up close in 1960 on a visit to MSM while I was still in high school.
    I do regret, though, that the restoration did not include all the Doric striping that was originally used on these beauties. But, one can't always have everything.
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  2. I think the guys that run the Trolly Museum in Fort Smith seem to have some sources of parts?
    Also the Texas State Railroads keeps 3 steam locomotives going.
    If ever there on no-rides days, they take the random visitor ito their shop.
    They have some old collection of nice rail cars also.
  3. Brad K

    Brad K Member

    It's always been a dream of mine to restore the 1501 to working order and then turning the old lead line into a scenic railway, using the 1501 and possibly a frisco diesel as power

    A boy can dream though o_O
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