#1522 (HM2G6S)

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N 38° 34.305', W 90° 27.664'

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St. Louis - San Francisco (Frisco)

—1926 —

The Baldwin Locomotive Works built this Mountain-type (4-8-2) fast freight and passenger locomotive for $69,000. It was one of a series of 30 engines, and operated for 1,754,373 miles before is 1951 retirement. It has 69 1/2" driving wheels, 28" x 28" cylinders, 210 lbs boiler pressure, is 88' 6' long and weighs 589,890 lbs.

The trailing axle under the cab is powered by a small, two-cylinder booster engine at low speeds, adding power for starting trains or on hills. Its tender holds 4,500 gallons of oil fuel and 11,700 gallons of water. It uses 10 - 15 gallons of fuel oil per mile, and produces 3600 horsepower.

It was donated by the St. Louis - San Francisco Ry in 1958. The all-volunteer St. Louis Steam Train Association restored it to operation between Sept 1985 and Apr 1988, and gave it a second overhaul in 1998-99. From 1988 to 2002 it thrilled thousands as it operated on excursion trains throughout the Midwest, as well as being used by the film industry. A second tender carried 13,600 gallons of water to extend its operating range for these excursions.
HM NumberHM2G6S
Placed ByMuseum of Transportation
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Date Added Sunday, April 28th, 2019 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 721186 N 4272311
Decimal Degrees38.57175000, -90.46106667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 34.305', W 90° 27.664'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 34' 18.3" N, 90° 27' 39.84" W
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