S2 292

Discussion in 'S2' started by FriscoCharlie, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Does anyone know about S2 292? Was it turned into a slug for some reason?

    Thanks,

    Charlie
     
  2. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Not a slug, but a cab-less booster. It was converted during 1958 because of a yard collision. It received a MU connection, and it was paired with a SW-9; the consist was used as a hump engine at TY. The crankshaft failed during 1966; it was retired during 1968.
     
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  3. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks Karl. I have acquired a good slide which will be queued for future display on the Frisco Archive.

    Charlie
     
  4. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    A good photo of that slug has appeared in the railfan/modeling press at various times attributed to (both) phototographers David Ingles and Emery Gulash.

    TAG 1014
     
  5. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom,

    It's not a slug. The locomotive retained it ALCO prime mover.
     
  6. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    See my "Roster Tales" article "The Headless Humpster", published in one of the earlier issues of the Frisco Museum's newsletter. I'm away from home right now, so I can't identify which issue it was in. It was about S-2 SLSF 292.

    Ken
     
  7. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Back home. FYI, for those who might be interested, my "Headless Humpster" article on Alco S-2 SLSF 292 was in the Volume 3, Number 1, June 1988 issue of the Frisco Museum's "All Aboard" bulletin.

    Ken
     
  8. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks Ken.

    Charlie

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