Flooding at Mid Continent Railway Museum, August 31, 2018

Doorgunnerjgs Sep 2, 2018

  1. Doorgunnerjgs

    Doorgunnerjgs TrainBoard Member

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    Sad day for rail fans in Wisconsin. Bridge was just reopened in July after heavy flooding in 2008 caused it to be shut down!
     
  2. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Just awful to see. I had no idea. :(
     
  3. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Having been there before, it is very sad.

    Doug
     
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  4. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Oh no! I hope they can fully recover.
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am recalling this has happened previously. Is it time to think about moving everything to higher ground/new location? :(
     
  6. jpwisc

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    Yeah, they never fully recovered from the last flood. Maybe a relocation would be in order.

    It’s a shame, I have some fond memories of taking my girls there a few years back.
     
  7. Hardcoaler

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    Reminiscent of the original Roanoke (VA) Transportation Museum location near the Roanoke River. A terrible 1985 flood decimated its excellent collection. Rather than rebuild and face a repeat disaster, they moved to a new location downtown. The new location is cramped, but they've done well with it and the collection is secure.
     

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