MSI train auction proceeds to fund new exhibits

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Antique trains and replicas auctioned by the Museum of Science and Industry sold for more than expected.

Five trains dating back to the early 1800s sold for a total of $435,000 on Monday. The 1834 Mississippi locomotive sold for the most. It was purchased for $200,000.

Museum officials say the proceeds will be used to create new exhibits and experiences.
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