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  • Railroad Shop Worker, posted 2013-08-14

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    In the 1870’s the first locomotive shops were constructed in Desoto, Missouri, by the St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern Railroad.  Since that time, the shops have expanded and contracted, been redesigned, and been repurposed first by the Iron Mountain, then by the Missouri Pacific, and today by the Union Pacific.  The large shops still operate today as car shops for the Union Pacific.  There is a small park near the shops honoring those who work there and the town’s […]

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