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SL-SF 4220
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Author:  tom moungovan [ Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:06 pm ]
Post subject:  SL-SF 4220

I didn't want to hijack the original thread, but this engine came up on a recent thread involving US locomotives sent to Korea.

Thanks so much for bringing this particular one up. I was not aware of the one additional Mike that was later added to the order.

Pity that these machines operated on a part of the Frisco where there just wasn't a lot or recording on film. If ever a freight engine said kick ass, this class was it. I do wonder about the t.e. rating as it is only a little above the 4100 class Mikes that had the same size drivers and cylinders, but 210 lbs vs. the 235 on the 4200s.

I consider myself blessed to have a pair of plates off of Frisco engines, 56137 of off 1500 and 61290 off of one of the 4200s ( can't recall the number from memory, 4210 or 4211 maybe).

Author:  Rainier Rails [ Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SL-SF 4220


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I thought I'd point out that the "Frisco 4220" is one example of this forum's famous April Fools Jokes. Sorry for the raincloud.


Frisco1522 wrote:
(Sheepish grin) You can stop looking for the Frisco engine, there was no such engine as the 4220. 4200-4219 were huge 2-8-2s and the Frisco never owned a 2-8-4.
I tried to resist doing that, but I couldn't pass a chance like that. April Fool!

Author:  Frisco1522 [ Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SL-SF 4220

That's pretty good, a year and a half later and it's still snaring one every now and then.

Sorry Tom.

I've yet to see a really good action shot of one of them.

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