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The Wreck of 2-8-2 1271

The wreck of 2-8-2 1271 in 1924
2-8-2 1271

According to the book Frisco Folks by William E. Bain, 1271 was involved in an accident at Wichita, Kansas on the day before Thanksgiving 1924. The engineer was killed in the mishap, caused by a broken rail. The engine was towed to Springfield, rebuilt, and never returned to Wichita.

Special thanks to Fred Pavey for donating this image to the Frisco Archive.

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