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5/04/08-Marshall

Marshall Museum Saves Old Steam Engine

An almost forgotten piece of railroad history has been saved, and is now on display at a Marshall museum.  A circa 1915  model 282  Mikada steam railroad engine was sitting in a warehouse for years until members of the Marshall T-and-P Railroad Museum decided to add it to one of their exhibits.  Nicknamed the Moccasin, the 350 ton engine 400 was one of the last steam engines to work as a switcher in East Texas.  It was called Moccasin because it regularly towed diesel engines that were washed out, or flooded in southern Louisiana.  

The engine will be restored and then put on display at the museum.  

Bob Hallmark, Reporting. bhallmark@kltv.com

 

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