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Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Frisco No. 4018

 
 
Frisco #4018 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Leah Tibbs, May 25, 2019
1. Frisco #4018 Marker
Inscription.  "No. 4018 made its last run from Bessemer, Alabama to Birmingham, Alabama on February 29, 1952 and was given by the railway to the City of Birmingham on May 29, 1952."
 
Location. 33° 31.263′ N, 86° 47.336′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on 32nd Street North, on the left when traveling north. Located in the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark at the entrance drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 32nd Street North, Birmingham AL 35222, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sloss Furnaces (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duncan House (about 600 feet away); Casting Pigs (about 600 feet away); The Stock Trestle (about 600 feet away); The Blast Furnace (about 600 feet away); Stock Trestle/Tunnel (about 600 feet away); Slag (about 700 feet away); The Gas System (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
More about this marker. Although it's located within the Sloss Furnaces Historic Landmark property there is no fee and can still be viewed from the road if the landmark gates are closed.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Louis–San Francisco Railway. Wikipedia link about the Frisco Railroad. (Submitted on June 5, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
Frisco #4018 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Leah Tibbs, May 25, 2019
2. Frisco #4018 and Marker
 

2. Sloss Furnaces Nat'l Historic Landmark Official Site. The marker and locomotive is located on this property. Admission is free and well worth seeing. (Submitted on June 5, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 

3. Frisco Archive. Site with route maps and information about the Frisco Railroad. (Submitted on June 5, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 

4. Putting People First. The official City of Birmingham website. (Submitted on June 5, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 

5. YouTube tour Of #4018 2-8-2 Frisco Steam Locomotive. Part 1. In 2009 a railfan did a two part YouTube series of #4018 showing the shape it was in before restoration. These videos are possibly the only videos giving an up-close tour of this locomotive and are linked for the historic record. He also recorded several passing trains by while doing his tour. This is part 1 (Submitted on June 6, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 

6. YouTube tour Of #4018 2-8-2 Frisco Steam Locomotive. Part 2. In 2009 a railfan did a two part YouTube series of #4018 In 2009 a railfan did a two part YouTube series of #4018 showing the shape it was in before restoration. This is part 2. (Submitted on June 6, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 

7. Old Frisco No. 4018. This is a short YouTube
Frisco #4018 image. Click for full size.
By Leah Tibbs, May 25, 2019
3. Frisco #4018
video from 2009 showing Frisco #4018 being lifted by crane and loaded onto a semi flatbed trailer for it's journey from it's old home in Fair Park to it's new home at Sloss. (Submitted on June 6, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Frisco, SLSF, Saint Louis & San Francisco, Steam Engine, Locomotive
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Frisco #4018 Tender image. Click for full size.
By Leah Tibbs, May 25, 2019
4. Frisco #4018 Tender
Frisco No. 4018 Sign image. Click for full size.
By Leah Tibbs, May 25, 2019
5. Frisco No. 4018 Sign
 

More. Search the internet for Frisco No. 4018.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. This page has been viewed 119 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 5, 2019, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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