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Track Work Begins at the Museum's Frisco Site!
Track construction at the Museum of the American Railroad’s Frisco site has begun!  Workers with Trac-Work, Inc. began placing new crossties on the westernmost end of what will become the Museum’s tail track.  The first 300 feet of track material was put in place today as part of a 4,000 foot Phase IA track construction project.

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Tower 19 is First Museum Piece to Arrive in Frisco
The Museum’s Santa Fe Tower 19 now has the distinction of being the first piece in the collection to arrive in Frisco.  The Tower was moved onto the site at 1:15am today following a nearly 3 ½ hour trek from Fair Park.  The intermediate and top floors moved one behind the other on separate sets of bogies along streets through East Dallas, North Dallas, and finally up Preston Road to the Frisco city limits.  They then traveled west along the 121 service road and finally north along the Dallas North Tollway service road to Cotton Gin Road.

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