Probably I am the last to find out about this, but attached is a short piece from the current TRAINS magazine on-line newsletter. I am certain the residents of Nelsonville, Ohio, will be thrilled with this locomotive GS Restoration group acquires Frisco 2-8-2 Published: January 18, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio – The non-profit American Steam Railroad Preservation Association has completed the purchase of St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco) 2-8-2 No. 1352. American Locomotive Co. built the locomotive in 1912 as a 2-8-0; Frisco rebuilt it in June 1944 into a 2-8-2. In 1956 the engine was placed on display in a Kansas City, Mo., park. It was later removed from the park and was the subject of an abortive restoration effort. The Mikado was eventually moved to Taylorville, Ill., where it is currently stored. The Columbus-based American Steam Railroad Preservation Association was founded in 2005. The group plans to bring 1352’s smaller parts such as the air compressor and power reverse to Ohio to begin restoration work on them. The organization hopes to raise the money required by St. Louis’ Skyview Crane and Rigging to move 1352 to Ohio. The Association said it plans to initially operate a restored 1352 on the 12-mile Hocking Valley Scenic Railroad at Nelsonville, Ohio. Several events are planned to help raise money for the restoration including a Father’s Day train and a Civil War reenactment train. For more information go to www.americansteamrailroad.org.