Railroad Heritage Park
The Railroad Heritage Park in Laramie, Wyoming, is operated by the Laramie Railroad Association, whose mission is to preserve Albany County's railroad history and to educate the public about the impact the railroad has had on the economic, social, and cultural development of the area, the state, and the nation. The park contains a depot built in 1924, which now houses a small museum of railroad memorabilia and is available to rent for weddings, banquets and other events, and a "Snow Train," which is comprised of 5 railroad vehicles that were brought to the site in 2011. The depot and train were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988 and 2013, respectively.
Backstory and Context
The new depot was constructed seven years later (in a new location). It served as a Union Pacific passenger station until 1971 and then was used as an Amtrak station until 1983. Union Pacific gave the depot to the The Laramie Plains Museum in 1985. In 2009, the Laramie Railroad Association acquired the property.