|The caboose at Miner Park in Glen Carbon
|Caboose: In 1977 another unusual enterprise was undertaken by about 35 of our versatile citizenry. A railroad caboose had been donated by the community for display in Miner Park. The caboose was delivered to a siding near the old No. 2 Mine site. Getting the caboose to Miner Park would prove to be quite a project. First the site at the park had to be made ready. It had to be levelled, a rock bed prepared, ties laid, and rails anchored. It was amazing to see how steel workers, office workers, construction workers and retirees could manage this kind of work.
|December 8, 2016