Frisco 2-10-0 Engines 1614-1632

Discussion in '2-10-0 Decapod' started by RICHCRAB, Nov 11, 2005.


    RICHCRAB Guest

    Hello Frisco Folks

    Here are some photos of Frisco 2-10-0 Decapod Engines # 1614, 1615, 1625, 1626, & 1632

    Enjoy, Rich

    Ship it on the Frisco!

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  2. 2-10-0Art

    2-10-0Art Member

    Hi Rich,

    Would like to construct a decapod with the Air Pump up front on the pilot,
    But have seen no photos of the bracket behind the pump>Can you help.
    Model to be used PFM Frisco Russian.
  3. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    Does anyone know which of Frisco's Decapods wound up in the hands of Eagle-Picher? I have photos of #1625 lettered for E-P, but am wondering how many others were similarly sold.


    Greg Stout
  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Greg -

    Per Joe's "Frisco Power", page 64: SLSF 1615, 1621, 1625, 1630 & 1632 were sold to Eagle-Picher Mining Co. in 1951.

    That saved them from the torch - all five, I think, are still around on display - 1621 here at the NMoT, while 1630 is still under steam (most of the time) at Illinois Railroad Museum. I think I recall reading somewhere that it is out of service under repair right now, however.

  5. U-3-b

    U-3-b Member Supporter

    Actually 1630 has been undergoing a overhaul for the last few years and she is just about done. The only time I every saw her (1984) she was undergoing some sort of repair work. I would like to get back to the IRM as it has been a very long time since I was there.

  6. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    Thanks to those who responded. You guys are the best.

  7. Karl

    Karl 2008 Engineer of the Year Supporter

    What's up with the 1614?

    She has tender, which is different from the other Bolsheviks depicted in the Frisco literature that I've seen. The side profile through the fuel bunker is much higher than the others of the class. Every other pic that I've seen have the 1613 class locomotives with tenders that have a lower profile through the fuel bunker. This is true even of the oil burners. The tender also rides on Andrews trucks; also note that the 1614 carries a rectangular number plate. Was she in a wreck? The tender has a USRAish look to it. Did it come from a 3800? Anybody have pictures of the 1614 with a low-side tender? Anybody have pics of another Bolshevik with a high-side tender?

    This affectation is carried through in the HO modeling world. The PFM United brass models have the high tender sides, which appears to be atypical for this class. The Bachman model has the lower tender sides as depicted on the locomotive diagrams and in pictures of every (?) other Bolshevik.
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  8. It's not a USRA tender, but seems to have been fitted with higher side sheets to increase coal capacity. Some of the 4000 series USRA built Mikes showed evidence of similar modifications

    (Obviouly increasing the side sheets would not hep improve fuel capacity for an oil fired engine as it's the oil bunker design that dictates capacity)

    That sort of thing was pretty common on many roads through the 20s and 30s - this looks more professional than many of these jobs which could be a simple and inelegant as a couple of wooden boards bolted to the side sheets


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