RailPictures.Net Photo: SLSF 1522 St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (Frisco) Steam 4-8-2 at Kirkwood, Missouri by KD Rail Photography
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St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad (Frisco) (more..)
Steam 4-8-2 (more..)
Museum of Transportation of St. Louis (more..)
Kirkwood, Missouri, USA (more..)
June 26, 2017
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SLSF 1522 (more..)
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Kerry Douglas (more..)
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St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco) 1522 sit quietly out of the elements at the Museum of Transportation of St. Louis , and is a forever star to St. Louis, and railfan's every where. SLSF 1522 was built in 1926 as part of the third order of Mountain type locomotives for the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway. The 4-8-2 was built to handle heavy passenger and freight services along the Frisco Railway's Eastern and Western Divisions. Throughout the years of steam, the 1500 class we're liked among the railroad personnel as they were a true general purpose locomotive well suited for use in hot freight service, fast passenger service, and even local service need being. In the late 40s, and into the 1950s the Frisco railway begin to rapidly dieselize which spelled the end of steam on the Frisco in 1952. 1522 was saved, and was donated to the Museum of Transportation of St. Louis in 1959 where it set for 36 years til the newly formed non-profit organization, The St. Louis Steam Train Association, selected the locomotive for restoration to operational condition. By 1988 the 1522 entered its second career participation in many of excursion on it's own, and even with other famous steam locomotives til the early part of the 21 Century. Fans dub this locomotive the name Loudest Steam Locomotive in American cause of its loud stack talk in it's excursion years. 1522 is one out of six 4-8-2 mountain that were save, and on display, and unfortunately one of two main line steam locomotives that was brought back into excursion service in the Mid-South and was retired a second time. 1522 legend live on through the heart of those who witness the 4-8-2 in revenue, and excursion, also through those who had the opportunity to operated and tend to this engine.
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