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Pufferbelly engine departs Pullman after 10-year stay

 

October 11, 2018

Like a scene from a child's storybook, 0-4-4T forney engine seemingly floats through the air to fly to a new home.

The small railroad steam engine which made a stand at the former Pufferbelly Depot in Pullman for the last 10 years has departed. The Whitman County Historical Society donated it to the Inland Northwest Railroad Museum at Reardan.

The engine was brought to Pullman by the late Dan Antoni for his railroad car collection at the former Northern Pacific Depot in Pullman. Antoni operated businesses at the depot which he named The Pufferbelly.

The station, with its railroad cars, was sold to the historical society earlier this year, and the society plans to establish a museum in the station buil...



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