Frisco 4018 in Birmingham

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  1. ATNalumnus

    ATNalumnus Member

    Located at the corner of Sloss Furnace property on 32nd Street near NS 27th st. Tower. inside a chain link fence.|-|:)

    As you can see, the number is 4018. Sorry for the error!

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  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    From Richard Crabtree on Frisco Rails Across Missouri:
    A very sad day on the Frisco; the Steam Era was officially over. The last run of Frisco No. 4018 2-8-2 Mikado, built by LIMA Locomotive Works in 1919 was on Feb. 29th 1952. It ran just 5 miles from Bessemer, Alabama to Birmingham, Alabama. It would be donated to the Fair Park in Birmingham, Alabama
    in November of 1952. It set there from 1952-2009 when it was moved to Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. It was repainted and now sits in the open, rusting. [​IMG]
    From L-R Russ Smith; Engineer, C.H. Stuteville; Conductor, A.M. Ball; Asst to the Frisco President, R.S. Blackburn; Brakeman, Eli Wilson; Fireman.
    Photo 1) The Last Run Photo from All Aboard March 1952
    Photo 2) Moving Frisco No. 4018 to the Fair Grounds The_Birmingham_News_Wed__Nov_5__1952
    Photo 3) Frisco No. 4018 rusting away at the fairgrounds 1990s
    Photo 4) Frisco 4018 again rusting in the open at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

    All Aboard 03-52 Donation of #4018.jpg Birmingham News 11-05-1952.jpg SLSF #4018 2-8-2 Mikado at Sloss Furnaces Nat'l Historic Landmark 1990s.jpg SLSF #4018 2-8-2 Mikado at Sloss Furnaces Nat'l Historic Landmark 2000s.jpg
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