Knox and Kane

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Knox and Kane
Posted by Kurn on Sunday, March 23, 2008 3:08 PM
I heard that last Sunday the  building where the Knox and Kane kept their rolling stock was destroyed by an arson fire.I guess the Chinese Mikado and another steamer were destroyed or badly damaged,along with a diesel and passenger cars.Anyone have any more details?

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Posted by LNER4472 on Monday, March 24, 2008 2:10 PM

A search on the Interchange forum at Railway Preservation News ( would save a lot of repetition here.  Suffice it to say that, yes, two steamers, and ex-WM chop-nosed GP9, and a wooden ex-D&H "passenger car" (historic but oddball, and NOT the reported "D&H business car") were damaged in the fire.  News media reports from the local newspapers were NOT archived at the newspapers' websites, and only one photo, now gone, has surfaced online.


Whether any of the equipment can/will operate again is open to conjecture.  Because of the arson investigation (ostensibly to cover up a burglary), no one has been in a hurry to dig through the rubble.  The passenger car is supposedly reduced to a frame and wheels at best. 

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Posted by arkansasrailfan on Monday, March 24, 2008 6:04 PM
I got the Trains Mag. e-newsletter, and in the news there was a link to the news saying that an arson had destroyed railroad equipment at a shop.
-Michael It's baaaacccckkkk!!!!!!

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