Two train cars damaged at Railway Museum of San Angelo

Two train cars damaged at Railway Museum of San Angelo


Two train cars damaged at Railway Museum of San Angelo

The Railway Museum of San Angelo had two of its train cars damaged over the weekend in separate incidents.

On Saturday, July 30, museum staff discovered a shattered window on the door of their historical Santa Fe Railroad caboose.

The damage appeared to be intentional and possibly an attempt to break and enter, the museum stated in a press release.

A window was broken on a train car at the Railway Museum of San Angelo on Saturday, July 30, 2022, in an apparent act of vandalism.

“Being in the public spotlight produces positive attention for visitor engagement, however sometimes it can also attract attention from unfavorable guests such as vandals,” the release stated.

“This is not the first time the museum has repaired damages to this caboose, and it isn’t the only type of harm it has received.”

Two days later, on the morning of Monday, Aug. 1, the president of the museum’s board of directors, Suzanna Valenzuela, received a call stating the mini caboose located at the corner of Chadbourne Street and Hardeman Pass had been knocked over and badly damaged .

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