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Posted by: roc Posted on: Apr 4th, 2018, 12:20pm
It outlived the local men who toiled in flame and spark to craft it from sheets of metal.
 
It outlived Heisler Locomotive Works, where it was built, near West 16th and Hickory streets.
 
It outlived the railroad where it carried tourists to see some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world.
 
It outlived the northwest Pacific lumber boom, the age of steam and the company who displayed it outdoors for decades as an ornament of corporate pride.
 
And now, thanks to efforts of California history and railroading buffs, this fruit of Erie labor will likely outlive us.
 
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