Tomorrow, the Museum of the American Railroad Begins Rolling Some Pieces to Frisco

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Photos by Justin Terveen
Couple of months back we noticed that the Museum of the American Railroad hadn't pulled out of Fair Park as planned -- or as stipulated by its agreement with the city of Dallas following the resolution of the lawsuit brought by the city in January 2010. Still not sure when the trains roll out -- calls are out -- but Justin was in Fair Park doing another shoot when he espied workers dismantling and loading up ol' Tower 19 -- a circa-1903 Santa Fe structure -- which, per the museum's website, has been taking place for the last couple of days. Says the museum:
The top floor will be lowered to the ground and placed on bogies (wheels). Weighing nearly 47,000 lbs., it contains the 105-lever "pistol grip" interlocking machine manufactured by General Railway Signal Company in 1952. The two floors are expected to begin the trip to Frisco Thursday evening (February 23).
Note to self: Call Justin back.

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8 comments
Lee
Lee

Do you suppose that the City will change the electronic sign on First Avenue that directs to The Women's Museum and the Railroad Museum? How long will it take?

Godallas
Godallas

Great hope Frisco has better luck with the bums! The place was never open and we gave them free place and utilities good riddance

chevytexas
chevytexas

Coming soon in that space, ChevyWorld! Fair Park is already deteriorating, it's a good thing to escape.

Ellum08
Ellum08

Deteriorating in what way, may I ask?

Uncle_Scrappy
Uncle_Scrappy

Wish they would hurry up & get moved to Frisco. I want to take my Son & Grandson to it when it is all Up & Running

Raymond
Raymond

Stupid and sad that this goes away from Dallas. No vision. No class.

El Rey
El Rey

Bogies. One of my favorite words. Too bad it doesn't come up in conversation too often...

Bogies, bogies, bogies!

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