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Caboose, depot will leave Little Oscar's

One of the most recognizable landmarks in Dakota County will undergo a change of scenery this weekend.

The caboose and depot will leave Little Oscar's Restaurant in Hampton on Saturday.

"It's been a landmark here for 40 years,"?said Vicky Dohmen, owner of the restaurant. "It's in rough shape."

Of course, the train won't be traveling too far from home. Steve Bauer, of Hastings, will take the caboose and depot to his Little Log House Pioneer Village. "Steve is going to redo it,"?said Dohmen, who owns the restaurant with Eugene and Ann Dohmen.

The restaurant will remain open and the model train will continue to operate in the eating area, said Dohmen, who took over the restaurant in November of 2005.