All Aboard! Neel-Schaffer helps improve train museum
Neel-Schaffer provided design and construction engineering services for a project to enlarge and improve the outside display area for the McComb (MS) Railroad Depot Museum.
The $500,000 project added 200 feet to the existing 225-foot long canopy that shelters a variety of antique train cars adjacent to the McComb Train Depot. Paver bricks were also extended about 200 feet, lengthening the sidewalk in front of the train cars.
Billed as “one of the South’s best preserved collections of railroad history,” the McComb Railroad Museum features indoor and outdoor display areas. This project gives the Museum more shelter for its growing exhibit of refurbished rail cars.
Steve Cox of Cox Architecture in McComb designed the extended 20-foot tall canopy. Neel-Schaffer provided services for the pavers and site layout, and served as the Project Manager for the LPA process, working with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the railroad, and the Museum to make sure the project went smoothly and was finished on top and within budget. Funding was provided by MDOT through the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).
Construction took three months and was completed in September 2015.