SLSF 2-10-0 1632...ex-Southern? : LUSENET : Southern Railway : One Thread

On Wes Barris' Surviving Steam Locomotives website, SLSF 2-10-0 1632 at the Belton, Grandview and Kansas City Railroad in Belton, MO is listed as ex-SR. I had also heard from another source that this locomotive might be ex-SR. Anyone know if this is true? I know that Southern did own something like 30 Russians numbered in the 8000(?) series, but the 1632 is not listed on any other sites as a Southern survivor. Any additional info would be appreciated.

Andrew Durden

-- Andrew Durden (, April 23, 2002


According to Prince the Southern was assigned 35 2-10-0s in 1918. Threee of them were sold to the Frisco. SR 8025 became SLSF 1631; 8029 became 1621; 803 became 1632. Hope that helps--Larry

-- Larry Puckett (, September 21, 2004.

The web-site does list an SR beside the 1632, but according to the people at the G&KCR, their 2-10-0 has no affiliation with the SR. As far as I know, the Southern never actually owned a "Russian" type locomotive, but they did use them as "forgein" power, borrowed from another railroad, as many road's did and still do.

-- Robert D. Cashwell (, April 23, 2002.

The following is from ''; According to this web site, the USRA assigned to Southern several decapods, but the Southern found them to be less than satisfactory and three of these 2-10-0's went to the NC&STL railroad which were pleased with them. Has anyone any photos of decapods in Southern paint? I'm still trying to match #'s to these engines, but none of my rosters list them. If anyone can help with this, I would be greatful. Thanks, RDC

-- Robert Daniel Cashwell (, September 21, 2004.

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