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Railroad museum switching homes

  • August 08, 2016

Railroad museum switching homes

The railroad system that runs through much of the United States is an essential part of the country's history. Whether to bring people westward as they sought new territories or to transport soldiers to maintain the young nation's safety, this system was involved in many of America's most important events.

Considering this, it is unsurprising that a major U.S. museum is centered around this American institution. Although it was started in Dallas in 1963, the Museum of the American Railroad is headed to Frisco, Texas, an important location in railroad history, according to KXAS-TV.

"Frisco came from the railroad, so this is a big part of their history to preserve the railroad heritage for them, right in their community," Bob LaPrelle, president of the museum, told the news source.

The history of Frisco and the railroad are deeply intertwined. According to Pegasus News, the northeast Texas city got its name from the track on which it was situated - the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway.

With heavy and historic equipment, the move will be extensive even though the museum isn't moving out of state. Among the pieces being moved is the "Big Boy," the largest steam locomotive ever made, according to Kellie Murphy, chief operating officer of the museum. Hiring professional relocation and moving services can help even large, complicated moves - like this one - stay on track.

 

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