My father and grandfather always referred to the 1613-Class locomotives as Bolshevik’s. This brief article is an interesting item, which provides a brief look at the Frisco 1600’s during their last summer on the Frisco. There a several factual errors in the piece, but it does provide some interesting insight to the early days of the engines. First-1621 was retired after a head-on collision and ensuing explosion of dynamite, which was carried in the consist of the train. The collision occurred between trains 135 and 136 at Wallerville, MS (MP-C568.0) on June 17, 1921. It would seem that the process to replace 1ST-1621 took several years to complete. During 1927, the number of Bolshevks on the Annual Report roster rose from 19 to 20, and by inference we can assume that the addition came from the FSS&RI. The Bolsheviks were purchased under two separate equipment purchase contracts with the US War Department and not the USRA. The first ten arrived during 1919, and the second ten arrived during 1920. Both contracts were identical... Ten locomotives for $250,000; $25,000 down with 9 equal installment payments paid annually with an interest rate of 6% per annum on deferred payments.