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Conserving history one engine at a time

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The historical engine located outside of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society is getting is getting a face lift with help from BNSF Railway Foundation. The historical society received funding from the foundation to conserve the Great Northern Railway Engine #2523. Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune

The historical engine located outside of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society is getting is getting a face lift with help from the BNSF Railway Foundation. The historical society received funding from the foundation to conserve the Great Northern Railway Engine #2523 which includes removing the old fence around the engine, cleaning the roof and installing netting to try and keep the birds out.

Erica Dischino is a photojournalist for the West Central Tribune and Forum News Service. She grew up in northern New Jersey and has lived in the Midwest since 2017. She enjoys photographing the stories of west central Minnesota from county fairs, parades and pandemics. Feel free to contact her at edischino@wctrib.com or 320-894-8865 with your best photo ideas.
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