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The unearthed Manchester Locomotive we scouted months earlier finds a new home at the Mulberry Phosphate Museum in Central Florida.


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Manchester Locomotive Moves to New Home


The big move of the Manchester locomotive 4-4-0 from the Mosaic property where it was unearthed to its new home at the Mulberry Phosphate Museum happened this week. As of this writing, the frame of the shelter has also been erected. Kudos to all of the corporate, state, and city government officials for treating this ancient American relic with great care and putting it on display for everyone to see for generations to come.

Manchester Locomotive

Jerry stopped by the museum during his break last Monday and snapped these shots of the locomotive being moved to its new home. Then on Friday, I stopped by after Fine Swine at the Pit and grabbed this shot of the train wrapped in a protective tarp. The City of Mulberry Facebook page has video footage and still shots of the work in progress, and you can read our original post here. Stop by and check it out if you happen to be in the area.

Manchester Locomotive

 


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Howard Blount is founder and co-owner of the travel blog BackroadPlanet.com. He has traveled internationally since boyhood and lived abroad in Mexico, Chile, and Paraguay. Now his passion is navigating the roads-less-traveled of this amazing planet in search of anything rare and remote. On the stuffy side, “Mr. Blount” has been a writer, consultant, and published author with the likes of Simon & Schuster and McGraw-Hill. Although his road trips are financed by his day job as a middle school teacher, Howard would much rather be doing anything that includes mountains, waterfalls, dachshunds, gospel choirs, books, restored classic movies on Blu-ray, HDTV, autumn, sandhill cranes, hot springs, Florida springs, rain and other gloomy weather, log cabins, cracker shacks, abandoned sites, unearthed history, genealogy, museums, documentaries, To Kill a Mockingbird, scenic and historical sites, castles, cathedrals, the Civil War, cold sheets, National and State Park Passports, quotes, the Rambos, Dionne Warwick, Steely Dan, Doobies, Diet Pepsi, Fish City Grill, anything Apple, all things British, Jesus, and lists. And on a random note, Howard is a fourth cousin once removed to Truman Capote.

 

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