The Final Ride of Frisco 4524

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  1. Peddling Joe

    Peddling Joe Frisco Employee

    This excellent video was published today and our thanks go to The Railroad Historical Museum volunteers involved.
    Final Ride of Frisco 4524
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  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    An excellent video, great job of producing this and Kudos to the folks that did it. It was a joy to see the photos and story behind this. If it weren't for the stealth RR industry a lot of folks would be freezing cold in the dark right now. Not to mention the gargantuan tonnage they moved during the second World War. We should give credit to our RR for WWI and WWII.
    The real sad thing is, these steam engines gave it all they had, only to be cut up for scrap before their time, and hauled the materials needed to build their replacements. But I hear they call that progress.
    Thanks for posting
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  3. frisco1522

    frisco1522 Staff Member Staff Member

    Nice video. I wonder how so many prints from negs in my collection wound up in it? I guess with the internet that's what happens.
    At the risk of starting a flame war, I really wish they would paint the counterweights black. The tires should be black also, but I'd settle for black counterweights.
  4. DanHyde

    DanHyde Member

    Great video! My Dad always talked about watching the engine being moved. Said it was the first example of "Snap Track" he could remember seeing! Thanks again!
  5. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Supporter Supporter

    4524 is a great piece of history.
    Thank you for all the time, effort, and people involved in saving her.
    Great video - Very well done.

    Nice footnote, TOM, very well said!
  6. wpmoreland719

    wpmoreland719 Member Supporter

    Love the locomotive, of course. But why in the world would they stick that CNW commuter car and BN caboose behind it? Nothing against either of those roads, but the consist doesn't go with the engine.

    Great video. Gotta applaud the effort made by the Frisco to move this massive machine.

    Pat Moreland,
    Union Mo.
  7. Brad Slone

    Brad Slone Member Supporter

    I would have to agree with Don on the paint, but it is so nice to see the old girl in such good shape. I can remember when the engine looked a lot lot worse and it is quite a testament to the group of volunteers that have got her back in such good shape. The same thing can be said for the group in Tulsa as well as the new Museum in Frisco with both of their engines, the only thing that could be any better would be for one under steam. Understand it will never happen, but dreamin is cheap! On a more somber note I worry how much longer it will be before 4516 up in Sedalia will be considered a liability?

    Brad Slone
  8. TAG1014 (Tom Galbraith RIP 7/15/2020)

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

    It's a wonder that the 4516 hasn't been lettered "Missouri Pacific!"

  9. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

    Lot of neat film in that one. I'd seen stills of the move to Grant Beach Park and always wondered how they went about using the compressed air to get her in place.

    A small detail, too, but I found the crossbuck that was plural (e.g. "RAILROAD CROSSINGS") interesting. I don't think I've seen one like that before.

    Best Regards,

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