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Antique Caboose Travels I-70 to B&O Railroad Museum

Updated: Friday, August 29 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

Mt Airy is now in the process of preserving a railroad artifact. 

"I have the original coal stove that came out of the caboose and I've had it for almost 30 years," said Larry Tressler.

A 90-year-old railroad caboose traveled down a stretch of I-70 today, on its way from Mt. Airy to the B&O Railroad Museum.

The caboose was once responsible for delivering coal, food and even passengers. Everything is being salvaged and restored on this forgotten piece of history.

Once it's restored it will be returned to town to serve as a visitor's center.

"Mac," as the caboose is now called took to the highway shocking travelers.

It's a 35,000 pound senior citizen in its own wheel chair of sorts.

Mac will spend the next six months getting a much needed facelift at the B&O Railroad Museum's restoration shop.

Antique Caboose Travels I-70 to B&O Railroad Museum


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