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Bellevue Caboose Relocation
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FMW was retained to manage the relocation of Louisville & Nashville Railroad caboose No. 136, the namesake railcar of Bellevue’s “Red Caboose Park.” As part of an ongoing, master plan revision, Metropolitan Nashville Parks sought to relocate the caboose onto a new, concrete pad.

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FMW’s work began with supplying sufficient lengths of rail to form the support structure for the caboose at its new location. Once delivered and installed by FMW, final attention was paid to finalizing the move planning.

On the morning of March 12, FMW worked with two local heavy rigging and transport companies to lift the caboose onto a heavy duty trailer. The caboose was then posed for a brief news conference, before being transported across the park and placed onto its final resting place in the new pavilion.

FMW was honored to oversee such an intricate portion of this project, and it was our pleasure to see that this work was completed on-time and under budget.

Turntable Removal & Transport

FMW Solutions LLC (FMW) was retained by Historic Watertown, Inc. (HWI) to manage the removal and transport of a 110 foot long turntable from Atlanta, Georgia, to Watertown, Tennessee. The turntable was graciously donated by CSX Transportation to HWI for preservation and installation in support of excursion trains operated by the Tennessee Central Railway Museum and, in the future, by the Nashville Steam Preservation Society.

With a very tight timeline, FMW collaborated with heavy lifting and transport firm Mammoet to undertake the move. FMW handled the railroad coordination, turntable disassembly, and overall project management, while Mammoet oversaw lifting and transport of the turntable. Working hand-in-hand, Mammoet and FMW disassembled, lifted, and transported the turntable and associated hardware from Atlanta to Watertown in just a few short weeks.

The turntable was delivered to Watertown in early January 2019, and its installation for use by the railroad and preservation groups is scheduled to take place in the coming years.

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