Frisco turntable finds new home in Oklahoma City museum

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Oklahoma Railway Museum has moved an almost 100-year old turntable onto its grounds. A heavy trucking company recently moved the turntable was moved by road from the Stillwater Central’s yard to the Museum’s campus in northern Oklahoma City.

The Frisco railroad first installed the 100-foot turntable in Sapulpa, Okla., in 1920. In 1929, it was relocated to Oklahoma City to replace an 82-foot turntable in use until BNSF Railway donated it to the museum in 1994.

Bringing the turntable onto the museum’s grounds fits into a larger expansion plan, says president Eric Dilbeck. Museum officials are raising funds for the first round of renovation, which will include a new ticket office, additional meeting and office space, larger restroom space, and a gift shop. The turntable will complement plans to expand and improve the museum’s shop facility.

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