It used to work for the Frisco Railroad hauling heavy Freight Trains until she was sold to the Clinchfield Railroad and Renumbered as No. 311 in December of 1951 to replace a Baldwin 2-8-0 from 1909.
It was Retired from service in 1952 and it was sold for Scrapped.
The Locomotive made a special appearance in "Sometimes They Come Back!" and with the exception of the whistle, which came from Norfolk and Western No. 1218.
The Reason that No. 311 was scrapped was because that 311 was supposed to bring a load of lumber down from Highland Valley town on Halloween Night, 1952 when it mysteriously started moving by itself (ether by weak brakes or sheer determination) and then It began to pick up speed until it fell off a bridge and sank to the bottom of the lake.
The next day When the locomotive was rescue from the lake it was damage and later sold for scrapped.