Proposal to return 1522 to steam

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  1. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    A group of wealthy investors from Texas is submitting a proposal to lease and restore 1522 back to operation.
    They consist of a T&P enthusiast and a T&NO fan who apparently have the money and organization to do the job.
    They have submitted a sketch of the restored engine with their proposed cosmetic changes.

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  2. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Don, if you know, what is the story behind the "cosmetic" changes, and what's with the Vanderbilt tender?

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Looks like they are trying to make the engine dual purpose: Frisco and T&P. T&P loved the Elesco Hot Water Heater Systems and Vanderbilt Tenders. Same with the T&NO, which was a subsidiary of the SP.

    I am all for the Frisco being restored to operating condition, but not at the expense of making it into something she's not.
  4. gstout

    gstout Member Supporter

    Well, I am quite certain that the "investors" aren't interested in my opinion (and probably don't need my money, either), but this thing looks just awful, like putting antlers on the front of a Cadillac.

  5. treefrog

    treefrog Member Supporter

    More times than not it is the people with way too much cash and no where to spend it that end up with the options to do good where we might wish. If they have the money don't rule out the antlers and they sure won't ask us. Can always consider yourself ahead if the locomotive is not repainted Frisco Red!

  6. JamesP

    JamesP James Pekarek

    How long until it's running again? Will the first test run be on April Fool's Day 2013? ;)
  7. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    Didn't think of it till James said it.

    Every year.........................

  8. timothy_cannon

    timothy_cannon Member Supporter

    Will the Star Trek logo be on the smoke box or on the tender?
  9. wpmoreland719

    wpmoreland719 Member Supporter

    Yeah right.....while we're at it, let's see if we can get some Chinese backers, put a bunch of stars around the smoke box, and paint the wheels red.

    I fell for one of these two years ago. Never again!!!

    Pat Moreland,
    Union Mo.

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Man, that is one cruel joke. Three day ban for that one! [​IMG]
  11. gbmott

    gbmott Member

    It's a b&w sketch, but surely it includes red drivers! -- oops, see Pat beat me to it with this idea.

  12. Steamnut

    Steamnut cinder sniffer

    Gotta love the eagle/duck/chicken above the headlight.;)

    SAFN SAAP Member

    Not for nothing, but whoever did that drawing does have talent. T&P stack and the Elecso Feedwater System. Sadly Pathetic Vandy Tender. All the Frisco flavor. Sad April Fools joke. I fell for it.
  14. gbmott

    gbmott Member

    The capped stack is a nice touch -- would probably be the fattest stack ever seen with a cap though!
  15. Joseph Toth

    Joseph Toth Member

    Texans with more money than brains should invest in the Age of Steam museum move. I know the name has been changed but I am from the old school that burned down a few years ago. CanĀ“t teach this old dog a new trick.

    Joe Toth

    SAFN SAAP Member

    I guess I'm the exception to the rule. I'm a Texan with more brains than money. Had I won the Mega-Millions, I would have bought the 1522 and brought her here to San Antonio and put her under steam again!
  17. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Well played, Mr. Wirth. :) And, well illustrated.

    Quoth the immortal Slim Pickens: "We've been suckered in!"
  18. gbmott

    gbmott Member

    It's like Charlie Brown and the football -- we all know what's going to happen but we still keep coming back for more. Remember the Spot that had been experimentally rebuilt as a 2-10-4? . . . . .

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  19. Railfanatic1522

    Railfanatic1522 Austin Jackson

    oh good heavens...she looks horrid! i would personally like to start an organization to return 1522 to steam, get her a new facility somewhere along BNSF tracks between cuba and pacific mo so she's on home rails and all, but thats alot of money...
  20. FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018)

    FriscoFriend (Bob Hoover RIP 4/12/2018) Passed Away April 12, 2018 Supporter

    Congratulations Don!

    You did a marvelous job of carrying on the April Fool's tradition.

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