Frisco 1529?

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Frisco 1529?
Posted by Shrike Arghast on Saturday, March 25, 2023 8:43 PM

I know this is very much a secondary concern compared to the lives lost or destroyed yesterday, but does anyone know if Frisco 1529 - the 4-8-2 in Amory, MS- survived yesterday's tornado? The town looks like a wasteland, from what I've seen...

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Posted by kgbw49 on Sunday, March 26, 2023 3:07 PM

1529 is right across from Amory City Hall.

I have not seen damage videos from that area of the town yet.

(33.9847229, -88.4897021)

The 1529 is at these coordinates.


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Posted by Overmod on Friday, April 7, 2023 3:24 PM

I have been up and down to Tuscaloosa and Florida over a hundred times, and somehow always avoided going through Amory!

Satellite view of the park showed a roof structure over the locomotive, which at available resolution looked to be the kind of frame-and-sheet construction typical of the gas-station marquees that were damaged in the storm.  A commenter on RyPN recently noted that there was extensive TV coverage of the park area... with no shots of the locomotive in any.  Also noted was that there was little serious damage to the park/city hall area, so even if some of the overhead had wind damage, there is likely little actual damage to the locomotive.

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, April 8, 2023 11:49 AM

This is a picture from ~2017 (from RyPN) which shows the structure built to shelter the locomotive.

Similar structures further away from Station Park suffered sheet-metal damage, but usually leaving the structural steel frame relatively undamaged.  

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