Two new interpretive signs are now installed at Isinours on the Root River Trail by DNR – one featuring the “lost depot” and one the historic “turntable” whose remains are now visible. The signs include pictures of the Preston to Isinours freight train and the Preston turntable – a sister to the Isinours one. The signs include remembrances from several members of the Preston Historic Society who had railroad family ties – including Donna Ibach and Bob Maust. A visitor platform is scheduled to be added at the turntable site by end of October. The turntable was rediscovered by PHS member Jon DeVries in 2015 and the DNR has been working on collecting historic materials since.
-Jon DeVries, Preston Historical Society Member
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