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Sparta Considering Security For Caboose; Vandalism Reported

As Sparta gets closer to finishing the restoration of its train caboose, city officials concerned about security around the new addition. During the aldermen’s Thursday meeting, City Administrator Tonya Tindle said one of the windows of the caboose was recently broken in an act of vandalism. Mayor Jerry Lowery said he wanted to take inspiration from how Livingston’s mayor handled ... Read More »

L&N Caboose Transport To Baxter Depot Set For December 13th

The L&N Caboose will move from Cookeville to its new home in Baxter on the morning of Monday, December 13th. Coordinator Don Prince said that the move will happen using two trucks and a crane. “We have what they call a deep-well lowboy truck which will carry actually the box part of the caboose will lift off of the wheels,” ... Read More »

Two Volunteers Help Restore Monterey Caboose For Community

The Monterey Depot Museum Caboose got a new coat of paints thanks to two volunteers stepping up. Monterey Depot Historical Society Volunteer Larry Vaden said he and Jimmy Whitaker heard there was a need to repaint and the two offered their services. Vaden said it was the rare occasion that overcast weather conditions helped an outdoor paint job. “The clouds ... Read More »