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“It’s been around a long time,” police investigate train track vandalism

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KINGFISHER, Okla.-- A case of vandalism has taken the family fun out of a city park.

Trains are a part of Kingfisher's culture.

They can be found in murals, speeding through town, even a small engine is housed at the city park.

"Yeah this is a cool little train, it`s been around a long time," noted a resident.

Residents say the train's been providing rides through town for more than a decade.

It's used by both parents and kids alike during holidays such as the 4th of July.

Future rides may be derailed.

City officials first found the damage on Tuesday, reporting that a large section of the tracks had been knocked off the trail.

City leaders took to Facebook, posting on the city's official page it appeared a vehicle had backed into the tracks.

"So my wife told me about it yesterday, I don`t know what happened," said Derek Daugherty, who stopped by the park to play baseball. "That's unfortunate."

Derek's spent all his year's in Kingfisher, spending many holidays riding with his kiddos through Kingfisher park.

Now with the train at bay, that tradition could be on hold, after a car crossed on the wrong side of the tracks.

The case is now being handled by Kingfisher Police.

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