Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association, Inc

By Staff

Nat’l Vice Pres Rt.2, Box167A Republic, Missouri 65738

The 1992 show season is well underway. Branch 16 had our annual
swap meet in April. We had good weather and lots of iron changed
hands. Branch 4 had their annual show the first weekend of May in
conjunction with the Pawnee Oklahoma Steam Show. This is always a
good show with all equipment in operation.

I know that this article is to inform you of activities of the
Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association, but I would like to
tell you about the Frisco Steam Locomotive Number 1522. Burlington
Northern Railroad held Family Days at Springfield, Missouri this
past weekend (May 15-17). Number 1522 was steamed up and moved from
St. Louis, Missouri to Springfield, Missouri, under its own
power.

Number 1522, a 4-8-2 Mountain-type passenger engine, was built
in 1926 by Baldwin at a cost of $70,000. The engine was used for
years and handled passenger trains out of Kansas City and
occasionally St. Louis. It was retired in 1959 to St. Louis
County’s National Museum of Transport. The 1522 has received
restoration through the all-volunteer efforts of the St. Louis
Steam Train Association.

It was a wonderful sight to see and hear this great locomotive
pull out of Springfield and head to St. Louis early that Sunday
morning.

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