Presented to the MO State Fair by Frisco Railway. Accepted by Gov. James T. Blair Jr. Aug. 20, 1956. Moved from Ft. Scott, Kan. to its present location by the MKT. Railroad.
Original cost: $194,845
Built by Baldwin Locomotive Works
Aug. 1943 - Eddystone, PA.
Weight of Engine: 479,300 lbs.
Cab Height: 15'
Weight of Drivers. 286,870 lbs.
Max curvature: 20
Northern Type: 4-8-4 wheels
Tonnage Class: 31 coil burner
Weight of Tenders: 341,000 lbs.
Height of Tender: 13' 6"
Gate Area: 88 sq. ft.
Fire Box 262 sq. ft.
Boiler Pressure: 225 lbs
Tender Capacity: 18,000 gal. of water & 24 tons of coal
Tender Equipped w/ Automatic Stoker
Total Weight. of Engine and Tenders:
"Old Smokie" operated 285,377 miles and was used during World War II.