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TXI Provides Support for Museum Construction Projects
Dallas-based Texas Industries, Inc. (TXI) has generously agreed to donate concrete for several projects at the Museum's Frisco site. The company, a long-time supplier of concrete to North Texas, has pledged to provide an initial amount of concrete on a donation basis, with additional amounts at a reduced cost.

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BNSF Railway Makes Major Contribution to Museum's Frisco Project
Fort Worth-based Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway recently completed installation of a switch in its main line through Frisco to provide rail access to the Museum's new site on Cotton Gin Road. The switch will allow the Museum's 40-piece collection of historic locomotives and rail cars to move the 55 rail miles between Dallas and Frisco and enter its new facility on their own wheels. Many of those pieces are not capable of movement by any other means due to their immense size and weight.

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KCS to the Rescue!
After exhausting several other sources, the Museum requested the assistance of Kansas City Southern Lines for the donation of an additional boxcar. KCS graciously agreed to provide an additional car and it arrived at the Museum a few weeks ago.

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