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DeQuincy Railroad Museum (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In

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Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: DeQuincy, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, 30.4517986, -93.4373571

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-11-27

Duration: 00:09:01

Subjects: DeQuincy Railroad Museum | Museums | Railroad stations | Railroads | Kansas City Southern Railway Company | Missouri Pacific Railroad Company | Union Pacific Railroad Company | HISTORIC PRESERVATION | Louisiana Railroad Days Festival

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Clifton, Albert Interviewee
  • Fluitt, Fred Interviewee
  • Cooper, Gary Interviewee
  • Fluitt, Lauretta Interviewee
  • Mitchell, Lola Interviewee
  • Henagan, Lawrence Interviewee

Description

This segment from the November 27, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to the DeQuincy Railroad Museum, a restored Mission Revival train depot built in 1923. He talks to several retired railroad workers, including Albert Clifton, Fred Fluitt, and Lola Mitchell, about their jobs with the railroads. Whinham also speaks to Gary Cooper, the curator of the DeQuincy Railroad Museum, about DeQuincy’s position at the intersection of the Kansas City Southern Railway and the Missouri Pacific Railroad (now known as the Union Pacific Railway). Whinham then talks to Lauretta Fluitt, a museum board member, about the restoration of the train depot. Lastly, Whinham interviews Mayor Lawrence Henagan about the importance of the annual Louisiana Railroad Days Festival to DeQuincy. This story is a part of the “Louisiana Railways” series.