In 1988 a voluntary group completed the restoration of former Frisco 4-8-2 No. 1522, and she enjoyed a career as an excursion engine in the South and Midwest. We see her in this role passing through Prospect Heights, Illinois, on what was then the Wisconsin Central (now Canadian National) in a photo I took in August 1988. By the end of 2002 the locomotive required boiler work and re-certification. This, coupled with rising insurance costs for steam excursions, forced No. 1522 back into retirement at the Museum of Transportation where she is once again on display. The tank car trailing the tender held an auxiliary water supply, and was later replaced by a second tender made for that purpose. Six of these Frisco class T-54 Mountain types have been preserved.