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PHOTO GALLERY: COLT railroad celebrates 25th anniversary

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | 10:00 p.m. CDT; updated 10:08 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Employees of Columbia Water and Light and Modjeski and Masters on Tuesday unveil the COLT sign to be hung on the bridge over U.S. 63. The steel plaque is 48 inches in diameter. Two of them will be posted on either side of the bridge.

COLUMBIA — The Columbia Terminal railway Tuesday celebrated 25 years of operation by the city of Columbia.

Railroad operator Shane Riley drives the train from the COLT Transload facility to the COLT railroad bridge over U.S. 63 and back in celebration of the railway's 25th anniversary Tuesday in Columbia. The train ride and a tour of the facility were part of the celebration. (Photo: Naveen Mahadevan/Missourian)

The Columbia Star Dinner Train passes over a bridge during a celebratory ride for COLT railroad's 25th anniversary Tuesday in Columbia. The ride and a tour of the COLT Transload facility were a part of the day's activities. (Photo: Naveen Mahadevan/Missourian)

Connie Kacprowicz, utility services specialist at Columbia Water and Light, tries one of the many appetizers and desserts provided by the Columbia Star Dinner Train on Tuesday. (Photo: Naveen Mahadevan/Missourian)

Nick Williams, maintenance specialist for the COLT railroad, climbs on the engine for inspection after the ride Tuesday morning. (Photo: Naveen Mahadevan/Missourian)

Larry Martin points out the window during a ride celebrating COLT railroad's 25th anniversary Tuesday. The ride and a tour of the COLT Transload facility were a part of the celebration. (Photo: Naveen Mahadevan/Missourian)

In 1987, Martin stands by a COLT locomotive. (Missourian file photo)


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