Contemporary Steam Locomotives

At the 2000 Galesburg Railroad Days festival, Saint Louis-San Francisco (Frisco) Railway Mountain (4-8-2) #1522 paid a visit. The 1522 led excursions all over the BNSF and other railroads during her active post-restoration life, but unfortunately, she steams no more. Owned by the National Museum of Transport in Saint Louis, MO, insurance and operating costs forced the 1522 to be re-retired recently, which was a shame as she was the only operating Mountain-type locomotive. But at least she was preserved, and you can still see her at the museum today.