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Volunteers Paint Train in Avery Park

Avery Park TrainCORVALLIS, Ore. — An old steam locomotive in Corvallis is getting a makeover this week.

The 1922 train sits in Avery Park, usually a busy spot in the summer for kids to play, but this week it’s getting a paint job.

The Lion’s Club teams up with volunteers and with Corvallis Parks and Rec to maintain the structure.

The city says the train was used to haul timber and it’s a symbol of the town.

“This is a reminder of what helped bring about the economy of Corvallis in the first place,” said Steve McGettigan, volunteer coordinator.

In 1960, Georgia-Pacific worked with The Lion’s Club to donate the locomotive to the city.

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