MSI train auction proceeds to fund new exhibits

Antique trains and replicas auctioned by the Museum of Science and Industry sold for more than expected.

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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