Museum's caboose exhibit features scale model railroad

The red caboose at the front entrance of the South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History, which has stood un-restored except for an interior and exterior paint job for a decade, has a new lease on life with the unveiling of the museum’s newest exhibit on Thursday.

Central to the exhibit, located inside the caboose, is an HO scale railroad featuring two steam locomotives, one from the 1860s and another from the 1900s.

Landscaping for the scale railroad includes a scene from the Battle of Staunton River Bridge, 1850 to 1900 housing, and a miniature tobacco field.

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