A new Spot Engine head scratcher-No. 37

Discussion in '2-10-2 Santa Fe' started by frisco1522, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I picked up this print at a swap meet over the weekend and the story behind it is bizarre.
    The Santa Fe had a class of 2-10-2s and way back around 1920 had put a 4 wheel trailing truck under the 3829, creating the first 2-10-4 in the USA.
    Frisco was intrigued with this idea and shortly after the ATSF experiment ran the 37 through the shop and followed suit. The engine made several round trips on the Eastern Division and showed no advantage over the conventional arrangement and was shortly taken out of service and converted back to a 2-10-2.
    This rare photo was taken at Pacific, MO on one of those trips.
    Just when I thought I had this outfit figured out, out of the blue comes yet another mystery.

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  2. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Frisco.org Supporter

    After 37's conversion back to a 2-10-2, the surplused trailer was used on the first 1060 conversion.
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  3. meteor910

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

    Amazing! Like Don said - something always new about the Frisco!

  4. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    I'm amazed that someone out there hasn't come up with an answer to this one.
  5. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

    TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020) Passed Away July 15, 2020 Frisco.org Supporter

    Had this thread been started tomorrow (April Fool's Day instead of March 16th), I would have posted a wink, wink, nudge, nudge...

  6. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I've been slowly going through the old issues of The Frisco Man and The Frisco Employee's Magazine online in the Springfield library collection. I've worked my way up through 1930 and would have thought this would have made news!

    Granted I've surely missed some interesting items going through at a pretty rapid clip, but I might have to go back through and look more carefully.
  7. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Well, I gues I can take down the photo in 13-1/2 hours.

    John Mann must not be checking the web site.
  8. John Sanders

    John Sanders Member

    Looks like someone may have their Photoshop license suspended. Although I have always wanted to post that really rare shot of the 4600 test run from Springfield to Thayer. Too bad the Franklin poppets failed at Cabool...maybe it will be posted next April.

    John Sanders
  9. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    What was it that P.T. Barnum once said? :eek:

    Very well done!
  10. John Mann

    John Mann Member

    Hey Don....it took me a while. I had lost the No.37 print....Am SO GLAD YOU FOUND IT. Will you tell me who you bought it from so I can go after him (her ) and giveum down the country for theft ? Regards,:) John

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