There will be a ribbon cutting to celebrate the restoration of the interior of the caboose at Hohenwald Depot on Saturday, December 8, 2018. To assist with the celebration, the children’s “Ornament Express” will be boarding passengers at the Hohenwald Depot to ride through the Discovery Center to Mill Street and back to the Depot. A ribbon cutting will be at 12 noon and the train will run from 12 until 2 p.m.
Ken Hinson, a Hohenwald native who worked out of town for many years has become very interested in volunteering in the community and researching Lewis County history since his retirement. You will find Ken volunteers at the Lewis County Museum on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The red caboose near the Depot caught his attention a few months ago because of its state of interior disrepair. He enlisted the help of some friends to clean, repair and interpret through signage the furnishings of the caboose. Landis Turner, retired attorney and Chairman of the South Central Tennessee Railroad Authority, has shared with Ken the story of how the caboose got to Hohenwald.
“Please join us on Saturday, December 8 at 12 noon for the ribbon cutting and ride the “Ornament Express ” from 12 until 2 p.m.” Lewis County Historical President Barbara Hinson said.