Frisco 4-6-0 engines 443 - 601

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    RICHCRAB Guest

    Frisco 4-6-0 engines 95 - 605

    Hello Frisco Folks

    Here are some photos of Frisco4-6-0 Ten Wheeler

    #443, 483, 498, 514, 523, 564, 572, 593, 594, 595, 601, 605 & #95 from 1876

    Enjoy, Rich

    Ship it on the Frisco!

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  2. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    Hi All:

    Here's one from my collection of Ten Wheeler's 512 and 513 being used in helper service taken in Winslow, Arkansas in 1908.

    Andre Ming

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  3. frisco4301

    frisco4301 Member

    I took delivery of this cabinet card photograph yesterday. Nice image of ten wheeler 442. Noted on the back is "Fort Worth, 1908". The turntable appears to be of the "armstrong" variety. According to my copy of "Frisco's Description of Locomotives", George Hancock, Gen'l Sup't Motive Power, 442 was built by Baldwin in 1893 and was originally built for the St.L.&S.F. Builders number 13331. The locomotive was originally numbered 192 and renumbered shortly after aquisition of the Memphis. Noted in the remarks is the locomotive has "electric lights and "steam heat". I believe Frisco had access to Fort Worth in 1908 after trackage rights were obtained from the Rock Island from Irving. Thanks to Don Wirth for sharping up the image. Jeff Cooney, Lindsay, TX

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  4. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Very nice, Jeff.

    It is noteworthy that she is an oil-burner which lends credence to the notion that the location might be Ft Worth. This is the oldest image that I've seen of a Frisco oil burner.
  5. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    The 442 was retired March 1928.
  6. frisco4301

    frisco4301 Member

    According to my records the 442 was previously numbered 192. Shot of the 192, noted on back, as Springfield, 1895. Smokebox door appears to have been changed out between this shot and the one taken in 1908. Jeff Cooney, Lindsay, TX

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  7. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    The eagle on the sand dome lid is a nice detail.
  8. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member

    EXCELLENT 1895 shot of the 192! Thanks!

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    Scale Structures Ltd, and DebenLLC both have HO Scale Eagles with wings spread that would work on an engine sand dome if anyone is curious to model it. Ah, maybe someone like me? LOL...
  10. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

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  11. neuefruhling

    neuefruhling Member

    Re: Frisco 4-6-0 engines 95 - 605

    Is the boiler jacket of 192 plated in German Silver?
  12. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    Grabbed from Facebook. Texas Railroad History Group.

    The crew members of Frisco's StLB&M 480 stand with her in Kingsville on a foggy morning, ca 1915.

    The tallest man is Floyd Rees, the engineer. This picture is from a family collection and the other men are unidentified, although it's obvious the fireman is at the end on the right.

    Photo from the South Texas Archives at Texas A&I-Kingsville

    (Please correct if I have wrong category here).

  13. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Oil burner?
  14. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Looks like 480 is sporting one of the Hancock-style number plate on its nose. Nice one, Robert.
  15. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    I can't really speak to the accuracy of the 480 caption. The cab appears to have a FRISCO herald and a subscript. Appears to be an oil burner, but I don't know enough to say if there is more than one 480 among subsidiaries, or if this is a ten-wheeler. A neat picture, though.
  16. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

  17. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Supporter

    From Richard Crabtree's Frisco Rails Across Missouri Facebook page (12 APR 2021).

    Frisco No. 193 4-6-0 Ten Wheeler built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1893. It would later become Frisco No. 443.
    The engineer posing with his faithful steed is Frisco Engineer Robert Lyons.
    He would finish his career pulling the Chadwick Flyer between
    Springfield, Missouri
    Chadwick, Missouri
    on the Chadwick Branch.
    Courtesy of
    Sally Lyons McAlear
  18. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    Retired Nov 1936. Look at that length of that firebox, 9’-5.9375”, which is starting to push the limits of a "hand bomber”.
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  19. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Fascinating that it has a Vanderbilt type tender.
  20. Mark Poley

    Mark Poley Member

    I noticed #815 in the foreground of the photo linked above. My Grandfather has engine # 815 in his log book as a fireman in 1917. He also listed 15 different ten wheeler engine numbers, several in the same class as the photos above, but none of those exact numbers. Thanks for posting the links and photos.
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