Another piece for the proposed Rock Island Depot exhibit arrives in Liberal PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 April 2011 14:33

An antique tool car rests on the train tracks east of the Rock Island Depot. This particular car will be a part of the Rock Island Depot display that will include a caboose and steam crane used during the 1938 Cimarron River flood that washed out the old river railroad bridge. Union Pacific foreman Tony Martinez of the Depot Heritage Group said the display is going to be an excellent way to tell Liberal’s railroad history. Whenever there was a train wreck that involved derailed cars, the steam crane, or wrecker crane train, would go to the site of the wreck. It would usually pull a sleeping car for the work crew, a commissary car to feed the crew, rail cars with prefab rail track and a tool car for all the crew’s equipment needed to clean up a train wreck and place the derailed cars back on track. L&T photo/Jessica Crawford

 
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