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Monday, April 29, 2013 7:31 PM

Caboose connects past, present, future

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer

Mark Cation, Ottawa, organizer of the “Move that Caboose” project, gives an address Sunday about the success of the project, which moved the caboose across Ottawa to a new home, and thanks supporters during a dedication of the caboose at the Old Depot Museum, 135 W. Tecumseh St., Ottawa. “It is important to preserve and protect the past,” Cation said. “For it is the knowledge of our history that helps us to shape a better future for generations to come.” (Photos by Matt Bristow/The Ottawa Herald)

Mark Cation’s ties with the Santa Fe Railroad span nearly a lifetime.

While Cation shared his childhood memories about taking the train from Humbolt to Ottawa to visit his aunt and uncle during the dedication Sunday of a 1942 Santa Fe Railroad caboose on the grounds of the Old Depot Museum, 135 W. Tecumseh St., Ottawa, local economic leaders talked Monday about the potential for the railroad’s resurgence in Ottawa through the BNSF Railway Co.’s nearby intermodal hub facility.

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