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EX MoPac Caboose

Houston Children's Museum 5-31-07

EX MoPac Caboose
r_i_straw, Jun 2, 2007
    • BoxcabE50
      Nice place to preserve a caboose. Is there any other RR equipment there?

      :D

      Boxcab E50
    • r_i_straw
      This is the only real railroad artifact currently at the Houston Children's Museum. They are planning to build a new addition dealing with the power of water that will be placed where the caboose now sits. They will not have a new place for the caboose so are considering donating it to the Museum in Rosenberg. It may soon be parked next to Tower 17.
    • BoxcabE50
      Will they still have something to show children the importance of railroads?

      :D

      Boxcab E50
    • r_i_straw
      I really don't know. There was fanciful mock up of a steam locomotive in the middle of the main gallery. It was kind of a kit bash of various every day items such as a 55 gallon drum for the boiler, automobile tires for the drivers, top portion of fire extinguishers for the sand and steam dome, etc.. It had flower boxes on the running boards. It had a very unusual wheel arrangement, something like a 8-3-0.:) It had two drivers on one side and only one on the other.:eek:mg:
    • BoxcabE50
      8-3-0? Guess that's one reason I was asking. There's so little about railroads, properly presented to youth these days. This museum should have a "correct" display. As I thought that's the purpose of such a facility. Education?

      :sad:

      Boxcab E50
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