Frisco no. 1352

American Steam Railroad (ASR) is the owner of the 1352, having purchased the locomotive in 2008.


Built in 1944 by rebuilding an existing 2-8-0 into a 2-8-2 to provide more power for the war effort, the Frisco Railroad ultimately built 7 of this class

Years Operated:

1944-1952 – Frisco freight service

Length:  84′-4 7/8″

Weight:    530,100 lbs

Tractive Effort: 53,355 lbs.

63,355 lbs w/booster

Tender Coal:    18 tons

Water:    10,700 gal

Driver Diameter:  63”

Cylinders: 26 x 30

Boiler Pressure: 195 psi

Frisco 2-8-2 1352

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Complete History of the Frisco no. 1352

     A 1912 graduate of the American Locomotive Works, Frisco locomotive no. 1352 began life as 2-8-0 Consolidation type, and during World War II was rebuilt into a 2-8-2 Mikado with stretched boilers, modified tenders, a trailing truck booster, and new firebox enhancements aimed at increasing efficiency and improving horsepower.

     No. 1352 was preserved in numerous states after retirement in the late 1950s, and sat in Illinois until purchased by the American Steam Railroad in 2008.

     To date, No. 1352 has received important disassembly, maintenance, and lubrication in preparation for its eventual move. Initial visual inspections render the locomotive to be in reasonable condition.