ROCK ISLAND 905 RAILROAD MUSEUM
Rock Island 905 Railroad Museum Purpose
The ROCK ISLAND 905 RAILROAD MUSEUM provides an historic setting for ROCK ISLAND 905 LOCOMOTIVE restoration, display, and education.
- Related exhibits with docents to present explanations.
- Individual visits, school, and other group tours scheduled and tailored to age and interest.
- The relationship of passenger trains in the early 1900’s in the development of the Duncan, Oklahoma area and state of Oklahoma.
- Exploration of the transition from stream to diesel locomotives.
- Railroad industry changes as highway transportation grew.
The ROCK ISLAND 905 RAILROAD MUSEUM DEPOT (Rock Island colors) is a full-size replica of the Duncan, Oklahoma original 1892 Rock Island Depot.
From 1920 to 1953, the steam-powered ROCK ISLAND 905 LOCOMOTIVE (4-6-2 Pacific #905 built in 1910) provided Duncan, Oklahoma passenger train service.
The 1980 MOPAC (Missouri Pacific) CABOOSE reflected changes in train labor force and caboose retirement.