1917 Red Caboose Moved to Lewes Junction

Our 1917 former Pennsylvania Railroad caboose, PRR 477123, was moved today from its restoration site in Georgetown, Delaware to the rehabbed display track at Lewes Junction between the Lewes Public Library and the Lewes History Museum.

Move prep started at 7:00 this morning. After a 14 mile road trip, the caboose was back on its trucks at the display site by 10:45 a.m.

A tip of the hat to Coastal Towing for a professional lifting and moving job. Well done!!!

The caboose needs some further interior work and stenciling on the outside. For now, the caboose interior is closed to the public. We hope to open the caboose on certain days starting in the Spring.

Our next BIG project is to transport steam engine PRR 60 to a restoration site. A complete cosmetic restoration of the engine is needed before moving it to the display site. That effort will be considerably more expensive than the caboose project was.

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