Caboose Renovation Unveiled

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A large crowd attended the ribbon cutting of the newly restored caboose at the Lewis County Museum and Discovery Center held Saturday, December 15, 2018. Landis Turner shared the story of the community rallying together to save the local railroad, and in doing so, created the South Central Tennessee Railroad Authority—the first of its kind. And later how his wife, Janet, spearheaded the first restoration efforts. Ken Hinson, who loves Lewis County history so much that he was compelled to start a restoration project on this caboose, enlisted the help of some friends to clean, repair and interpret through signage the furnishings of the caboose. These are both exemplary stories of the good things that can occur when people believe they can make a difference and give back to community for future generations to enjoy. To assist with the celebration, the children’s “Ornament Express” boarded passengers at the Hohenwald Depot to ride through the Discovery Center to Mill Street and back to the Depot.   

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