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Pana Train Enthusiast Bringing The Trains Back Home

A Pana man is working to memorialize the trains that used to go through Pana on a regular basis.  At one time across four rail lines, close to 30 trains went through Pana on a regular basis and carried both passengers and freight.  Tom Latonis, who owns the Pana Interlocker Tower, is working with the Pana Historical Society to help bring a Caboose to Pana to symbolize and memorialize how important the trains have been to Pana. 



Latonis is trying to raise funds for moving it from Indiana to Taylorville and he and the Pana Historical Society have found themselves in a race against time as they try to move the Caboose.



Work has already been completed for the rails including 60 feet of railroad track waiting for the Caboose. 



This is an expensive project that will be roughly $40,000 for the move and placement and Latonis and the Historical Society are looking for donations.



If you have any questions, contact Tom Latonis at 217-741-1578 or at thomaslatonis@gmail.com. To check out his Go Fund me visit “Move the Caboose!” 


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