Wednesday, November 14, 2018

WaaTeeKaa is Gone -- November 14, 2018

I returned to the office after working from home for a stretch.  The guy in the next cubicle asked me if I knew what had happened to the railroad car which housed the Bechtel Museum.  I looked out the window and saw the empty tracks.

The Bechtel Museum is usually housed in a railroad car in the plaza behind the company's headquarters. The Bechtel family lived in a railroad car, the WaaTeeKaa, at remote job sites in the 1920s. This car, originally from the Chicago, Saint Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha, was restored to externally resemble the WaaTeeKaa as a gift to Steve Bechtel, Senior and his wife Laura in 1988.

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