Funds Approved to Refurbish Historic UP Train

COLUMBUS – Funds have been approved by Columbus official stop refurbish the historic Union Pacific Train on the south side of town.

The train currently sits off the west side of Highway 33rd Avenue and has not been painted in over 25 years, says officials. The city council approved a bid from Master Care Services, the lone bidder on the project, for $33,800, to clean and repaint the entire outside of the train, including the call numbers.

City documents state there is $50,000 in the budget for renovation of the train. City officials say they also plan to replace the fence that has been around the train since 1955, and put up a sign that explains the history of the locomotive.

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