Crane Will Lift Locomotive Ahead Of Move To OK Museum

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 11:12 pm
By: News 9

City officials said a 19th century steam locomotive at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City is set to be lifted by cranes and moved to a heavy haul trailer.

Officials scheduled the transition for Tuesday, Dec. 22. The train will be put on the trailer between 12:15 and 12:45 p.m.

The train won't actually be moved to the Oklahoma Railway Museum until a route has been approved, authorities said.

City officials said the locomotive has been on the site of the future MAPS 3 Expo Center at the State Fair Park.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company locomotive No. 643 is a steam engine built in 1879 that first came to Oklahoma City in 1900.

The Oklahoma State Fair is donating the locomotive to the museum and paying for the transport.