Rediscovered train car dismantled
Friday, December 18, 2015
An old tanker car was recently uncovered and rediscovered on the retired railroad tracks just south of the new Riverfront Park road in the north part of Fort Scott.
The car was discovered during recent construction in the park area on North National Avenue. Concern about the car's location led to a search for the owner, as well as it's removal, Bourbon County Emergency Manager Will Wallis said.
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An old tanker car, which sat on the unused railroad tracks that cross North National Ave. for more than 20 years, was recently removed and disposed of, after its uncovering during work on the Riverfront project.
A track hoe sits beside an old overturned tanker car recently near the Riverfront area off of North National Ave. The car was removed from the unused railroad tracks after more 20 years. It was uncovered during work on the Riverfront project.
A Wes Recycling worker examines the inside of an old tanker car recently which sat for more than 20 years on a section of unused railroad tracks. Its location was near where the Riverfront area is now, off of North National Ave. It was uncovered during work on the Riverfront project.