Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cookeville Depot Now Under 24-Hour Surveillance

Cookeville city officials say recent acts of vandalism at the Cookeville Depot have led them to monitor the site 24 hours a day.  Meanwhile, officials say the historic caboose at the Depot has been repainted . Back in September, a rock was used to break out the window of the car. And in July, vandals busted the depot's steam engine cab door, knocked out windows on the locomotive and damaged the inside of the rail vehicle. Repairs are still being made there. Don Prince, board member with the Friends of the Depot, said the caboose is a top local tourist attraction. The depot was built in 1909 and the depot museum contains many artifacts of the old Tennessee Central railway.