The History Train

…The shortest railroad in the US, but we’re just as wide as all the rest.

Why a train?

Well…Before trains, a farmer’s customers were limited. They sold their crops within a five or ten mile radius, or put them on a riverboat and prayed that they would make it to market safely. The train brought new life to small towns.  The History Train at The Double T represents the new possibilities not only for farmers but small towns and immigrants alike.

1887 Union Pacific #737 Engine
1887 Union Pacific #737 Engine
Built in 1887 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. The UP #737 served its time on the Union Pacific railroad until 1904, when it was sold to the Southern Pacific railroad and renumbered the Southern Pacific #216. It is the last surviving engine from this UP class and is in fact the oldest surviving Union Pacific standard gage locomotive left in existence.
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