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Caboose moved to old train depot

Aug. 14, 2010 @ 03:30 PM

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A nearly refurbished 1969 caboose has become the newest landmark in Catlettsburg.

 

The freshly painted Chesapeake and Ohio Railway caboose took its place outside the eastern Kentucky town’s old train depot on Tuesday.

 

Catlettsburg Main Street director Frank Branham says he sees the caboose as a tribute to everyone in the town who has worked on the railroad.

 

Branham said the railroad has been important to the town, which used to be known as the place “where the river meets the rail” because goods traveling by river could be transferred to the railroad there.

 

He says some historic items from the town will be stored in the caboose.

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