Railroad Museum Moves to Frisco

Museum takes train depot to Frisco

By Andres Gutierrez
|  Monday, Jul 2, 2012  |  Updated 7:26 PM CDT
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The Museum of the American Railroad started it's slow move  from Fair Park in Dallas to Frisco with the Houston and Texas Central Depot.

Andres Gutierrez, NBC 5 News

The Museum of the American Railroad started it's slow move from Fair Park in Dallas to Frisco with the Houston and Texas Central Depot.

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The Museum of the American Railroad's depot is on the move.

The museum is moving from Fair Park in Dallas to a 12-arce site in Frisco.

The Houston & Texas Central railroad building, which was in Dallas since the 1960s, is filled with railroad memorabilia.

"We took the entire roof off," museum president Bob LaPrelle said. "We dismantled it piece by piece. We've saved all the pieces and will reconstruct it once it gets up there."

It took crews nearly five hours to get the structure onto the roadway.

LaPrelle expects the museum to open at its new location in Frisco late this year.

"Frisco came from the railroad, so this is a big part of their history to preserve the railroad heritage for them, right in their community," he said.

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