There could be no longer any doubt. Steam on the Frisco is dead! The biggest and best are being stuffed and mounted for display in museums and municpal parks. In shots taken during the fall of 1953, the 4524 awaits more sprucing-up before she heads for retirement. Sans lettering, a big locomotive looks even larger. At least the 4524 will escape the torch, and she will spend her days at Grant Beach Park, Springfield, MO. Sadly she has spent more time in the park than she did producing ton-miles for the Frisco. As is known by devotees of Frisco steam, she made the trip to her final resting place under her own power so to speak. Her boiler was charged with compressed air and she "steamed" down Calhoun Street, after departing the West Belt. Just several sections of panel track provided the temporary route to the park. As I recall the details, the track had been cribbed through a low spot on Calhoun Street in order to provide a more tolerable vertical curve. As the 4524 negotiated the sag, she almost went over. Had that happened, she probably would have been cut up on the spot.