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The museum is housed in a large building that was constructed in 1894 and was a working train repair and maintenance facility for many years.
Here is the spacious cab of the locomotive with firebox opening.
Why so many rivets? Steam pressure is not something to underestimate.
A 4-8-4 locomotive has a lot of wheel on the steel.
The museum also has a great selection of lights, signals, and radio com equipment for keeping the trains on the right track.
The museum spotlights the Cotton Belt Route train system, but Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, and Sante Fe train cars are also featured.
A man powered track inspection rail rider.
This is the upper level where trainmen can sit and look out the windows in the elevated mid-section part of a train caboose.