LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Columbian Park is another step closer to getting its famous train back on track.
DeFOUW Collision Center delivered the train engine Tuesday.
It was disassembled in order to get it back its original glory and was also painted and polished.
Work started at the end of February, and about 150 hours of work have gone into the project so far.
Collision Center Manager Jeff Snethen said it's a good feeling to save something that's been a community attraction for more than 60 years.
"I even have memories of having me being on that train, my children being on that train with me,” Snethen said. “So, that's really kind of extra special. Anytime we can give back and make something new again and keep it alive, that's an exciting part of being a part of our community."
One of the train's three passenger cars was also delivered Tuesday as the other two continue to be refurbished.
Work is expected to be finished by June.