Oakwood News: Oakwood Train Depot contributes to Oklahoma railroad history

Seeing the Oakwood Train Depot on the Oklahoma Railway Museum’s grounds now, it’s hard to picture it in anything but top form. Its yellow paint with green trim shines bright in the spring sunshine, shingles without flaw. Last week we explored its past decades serving Oakwood; its deterioration for 40 years in an empty field after; and its final trip to Oklahoma City in the year 2000.

It now sits facing the tracks on Museum grounds, where the trains pull in, surrounded by over 45 restored train cars of all sorts, from steam engines to cabooses, some as old as the year 1900. Many of the railway cars are put into operation regularly for 40 minute family train rides (leaving the depot and circling a 5 mile route through parts of Oklahoma City). Ride tickets are purchased inside Oakwood Depot.

 

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