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02/04/2014
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(An Official Oklahoma Centennial Project)
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                     Save the 905 Inc.
is a group dedicated to the preservation and the restoration of this old Rock Island Steam Locomotive #905 sitting in Fuqua Park, Duncan, Oklahoma.
     This once proud 4-6-2 Pacific has been in our park since December, 1954.  She's rusting.  Periodically holes open up, letting asbestos escape which necessitates a clean up and seal job by the City.  This money drain and liability forced the City to try to dispose of her in 2000.  Our goal is to restore the 905 and make her an asset and which can be enjoyed by us, our children and their children.
  The 905, Summer 2006

 

 

 The Rock Island 905 Historical Society, Inc.
Asbestos has been removed.  A new display has been built and the 905 moved.  The museum housed in the replica 1892 Duncan Rock Island Depot is now open.  About two years remain on the 905 locomotive restoration.  It is time to begin transitioning our objectives.  We will operate under both names while the restoration is continues.  When we are solely maintenance and museum operation we will completely drop the Save the 905 title.  We are the same volunteers dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the 905.  We hope you will continue to support our project.  Thanks!

 
   

The 905 Museum with new fence 9/17/12.

 
       

The Rock Island 905 Museum
& Gift Shop

Located in Fuqua Park
Duncan, Oklahoma

Now Open    Tuesday - Saturday    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

   
 

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     If you had anything to do with the 905, the Rock Island, moving the locomotive, etc., please contact our
              Historian

                                 

 

Christmas Lights 2012     

Read about the Bell Restoration

See our new Whistle



Newly Acquired Steam Pressure Gauge

  A Merry Christmas - Lighting The  Train -  2012

December 15th, 2012 --  "Lighting the Train" in Fuqua Park, Duncan.

                       
 

       
                                                                    A Very Brief Photo Session                  for other photos:                     
Fireman's side, ready for asbestos abatement Worker removing asbestos from the fireman's side Tender to Loco Tensioning & Coupling devices Pulling the locomotive drawbar pin.
The 905 waiting for asbestos abatement. Worker removing & bagging big chucks of asbestos Detensioning the Tender

Uncoupling the Tender

                       
The 905 decked in bunting for the Holidays
The 905 decked out in bunting, 2009. 12/18/2010: The first move of the 905 since 1954. Feb. 2011 - our one snow storm. February 2011 - our one snow storm
                       
the 905 at its new home Just prior to lighting, Dec. 2012 Lights ON   --  Christmas 2012
The 905 and new replica depot April 11, 2011. Christmas 2012 Just Prior to turning on the lights - 2012 Lights ON!  Dec. 15, 2012
                       
Upcoming Events
  Work Sessions:    at the 905 in Fuqua Park
       
  Meetings and Other Events:
 

April 26, 2014            Saturday   1000 - 1600

November 29, 2014   Saturday  1900 (7PM)
 

 

 

Model Train Club Open House        See flier for location and map.

Lighting the 905

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