KY3 Iron Icon: Historic train “steams” out of Springfield for new Branson home

SPRINGFIELD, Mo Drivers on Campbell Avenue may have done a double-take on Thursday afternoon. That’s when an historic steam train was being trucked out of town on a journey to its new home in Branson.

The Cannonball Express, which was built in 1919, is owned by the Jim D. Morris family. It sat next to the Morris Oil Company office on South Campbell Avenue for years. But, by Thursday afternoon, it was gone. After being hoisted onto a flatbed trailer by a crane, the engine was trucked to the World’s Largest Toy Museum in Branson.

“This was an opportunity to put it right on Highway 76 where millions and millions of visitors can enjoy it every year,” explained Rob Batchman, Director of Sales and Marketing at World’s Largest Toy Museum Complex…

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