Plan To Save Jenks Railroad Cars Derailed

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 8:41 pm
By: News On 6

JENKS, OK -- A plan to save two old Frisco Railroad cars in downtown Jenks has been derailed.

Wrecking crews worked to dismantle the passenger cars and the old Jenks Depot Tuesday afternoon. The city needed the land for a parking lot expansion project.

Railroad preservationist Carl Schorfheide tried to find a new home for the cars, but ran out of time. He worked to raise money to pay for the moving expenses, but timing didn't work out.

8/5/2010 Related Story: Train Enthusiasts On Track To Preserve Railroad Cars In Jenks

The city of Jenks needed the cars removed so it could repave a nearby street and start construction on the parking lot.