Located in the City Park, Paris, AR, lettered as Fort Smith, Subiaco and Rock Island #2522 is the former Missouri Pacific #2522, a Ten Wheeler (4-6-0) type locomotive. It is one of ten built for the Saint Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern in 1900 (#765-#774) by the Cooke Locomotive & Machine Company in Paterson, NJ, later part of Alco. A 2516 Class, it was outshopped as #771. When the SLIM&S was consolidated into the Missouri Pacific in 1917, it was renumbered #2522.
Equipped with Stephenson valve gear and 20” x 24” cylinders, it has an engine wheelbase of 50’ 5” and a driver wheelbase of 23’ 4”. Weighing 147,300 lbs, it weighs 109,600 lbs on its 61” drivers. With a 29 sq ft grate, 160 sq ft firebox and total heating surface of 2,086 sq ft, it operated at a boiler pressure of 190 psi delivering 25,416 lbs tractive effort.
The tender weighs 93,700 lbs light and has a capacity of 4,000 gallons of water and 9 tons of coal.
At some point, #2522 was sold to the Fort Smith, Subiaco & Rock Island Railroad. In 1963, it was then sold to the scrap dealer Malvern Iron & Metal Co., in Paris, AR.
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