Cheyenne Depot Museum

Cheyenne Depot Museum The Cheyenne Depot Museum is located within the Historic Union Pacific Train Depot. They host event
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Come down to the Depot today for the Holiday Market! Do your Christmas shopping and see Santa!
12/03/2023

Come down to the Depot today for the Holiday Market! Do your Christmas shopping and see Santa!

Join us at the Depot today till 2:00 for a book signing with Starley Talbott & Michael E. Kassel for their new book, His...
12/02/2023

Join us at the Depot today till 2:00 for a book signing with Starley Talbott & Michael E. Kassel for their new book, Historic Lakeview Cemetery of Cheyenne!

Laying track on a fresh roadbed constructed in 1901 between Laramie and Hermosa on the west slope of Sherman Hill. This ...
12/01/2023

Laying track on a fresh roadbed constructed in 1901 between Laramie and Hermosa on the west slope of Sherman Hill. This track diverted the line away from the dangerous Dale Creek Bridge. (Ehernberger Collection)

Get your UP Steam Shop tour tickets for Saturday, December 16th!
11/27/2023

Get your UP Steam Shop tour tickets for Saturday, December 16th!

Get your tickets here for the December 16th tour of the historic UPRR Steam Shop in Cheyenne, WY. See the Big Boy and the 844 up close and in person.

11/27/2023
In January 1981, No. 3985 (pictured) was taken out of the roundhouse for its first static fire-up after restoration. It ...
11/26/2023

In January 1981, No. 3985 (pictured) was taken out of the roundhouse for its first static fire-up after restoration. It sits on a track once enclosed by the northern part of the machine shop, which was razed in 1979-1980. (A.J. Wolff Photo)

Not sure what's going on here, but Happy Thanksgiving!
11/23/2023

Not sure what's going on here, but Happy Thanksgiving!

The Gift Shop and Museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
11/21/2023

The Gift Shop and Museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Image from the book, Souvenir and views of Union Pacific, "the Overland Route," the world's pictorial line, published in...
11/19/2023

Image from the book, Souvenir and views of Union Pacific, "the Overland Route," the world's pictorial line, published in 1899. The Dale Creek Bridge is described as . . . one of the most remarkable sights of the overland trip.

Please join us for a book signing with Starley Talbott & Michael E. Kassel for their new book, Historic Lakeview Cemeter...
11/17/2023

Please join us for a book signing with Starley Talbott & Michael E. Kassel for their new book, Historic Lakeview Cemetery of Cheyenne, on Saturday, December 2 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Great image from 1974!
11/12/2023

Great image from 1974!

This is the 20-stall roundhouse at Laramie with the iron rolling mill behind it. In 1889 UP moved the facilities to repa...
11/08/2023

This is the 20-stall roundhouse at Laramie with the iron rolling mill behind it. In 1889 UP moved the facilities to repair and maintain locomotives to Cheyenne. (Ehernberger Collection)

This strange looking engine was a specialized Burlington inspection train with a business car attached. I wonder if any ...
11/05/2023

This strange looking engine was a specialized Burlington inspection train with a business car attached. I wonder if any of these still exist. (Wyoming State Archives)

Dia de los Mu***os Family Celebrations Today!9 am - 5 pm: Family Events across town! Hop on the free trolley from any of...
11/04/2023

Dia de los Mu***os Family Celebrations Today!
9 am - 5 pm: Family Events across town! Hop on the free trolley from any of our four locations to experience a whole day of learning and fun:
▪️ Wyoming State Museum Family Day, 10 am - 2 pm
▪️ Cheyenne Botanic Gardens Family Event, 10 am - 5 pm
▪️ Cheyenne Depot Museum Farmers Market, 9 am - 1 pm
▪️ Laramie County Library System Family Event, 10 am - 2 pm

Come down to the Depot to see the Dia de los Mu***os Artist Exhibition, on view until November 8! The exhibition feature...
10/30/2023

Come down to the Depot to see the Dia de los Mu***os Artist Exhibition, on view until November 8! The exhibition features artists Esther Gonzales, Juan Laden, Miranda Unwin, and Mary Whalen.

This interesting tool is a track lifter tong and was donated by Ron Jurgenson last year. It was found near Sherman.
10/25/2023

This interesting tool is a track lifter tong and was donated by Ron Jurgenson last year. It was found near Sherman.

Check out the events this week for the Dia de los Mu***os Celebrations!Oct 24, 4 pm: Ofrenda tour and marigold giveaway ...
10/22/2023

Check out the events this week for the Dia de los Mu***os Celebrations!
Oct 24, 4 pm: Ofrenda tour and marigold giveaway at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.
Oct 27, 11 am: Story time and crafts at the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.
Oct 27, 1:30 pm: Coco Movie Day at the Laramie County Library.
https://www.facebook.com/DiaDeLosMu***osCelebrations

Come down to the Depot Plaza today between 9 am and 3 pm to see the 43' tall Golden Spike Monument!
10/21/2023

Come down to the Depot Plaza today between 9 am and 3 pm to see the 43' tall Golden Spike Monument!

Sherman in a 1869 photo by Wm H. Jackson. In his 1877 book, The Pacific Tourist, Henry T. Williams described the weather...
10/18/2023

Sherman in a 1869 photo by Wm H. Jackson. In his 1877 book, The Pacific Tourist, Henry T. Williams described the weather at Sherman: . . .there is a constant breeze, that most Eastern people would pronounce a gale.

Cheyenne 1921. Waseda University baseball team captain and first baseman S. Takamatsu is shown here in a brief stop at t...
10/15/2023

Cheyenne 1921. Waseda University baseball team captain and first baseman S. Takamatsu is shown here in a brief stop at the Depot. The team arrived in San Francisco on April 29 and departed from Seattle on July 14. Thanks to RJ Lara, Curator at the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, for sharing the image!

Photo from September 1937 shows the installation of a 100-foot subway tunnel and butterfly-style train sheds. These impr...
10/11/2023

Photo from September 1937 shows the installation of a 100-foot subway tunnel and butterfly-style train sheds. These improvements greatly increased passenger safety and comfort. (Ehernberger Collection)

Check out the Cheyenne Día de los Mu***os Celebrations FB page for more information about the schedule! Events will be a...
10/08/2023

Check out the Cheyenne Día de los Mu***os Celebrations FB page for more information about the schedule! Events will be at the Depot, State Museum, Botanic Gardens, and the Laramie County Library!

A great image from the UC&N! The water tanks along the route were crucial to the operation of steam locomotives. A steam...
10/01/2023

A great image from the UC&N! The water tanks along the route were crucial to the operation of steam locomotives. A steam engine could only travel a limited number of miles before needing a refill.

This special tour features the Golden Spike Monument, a 43'-tall golden spike, as it travels from the artist's studio in...
09/24/2023

This special tour features the Golden Spike Monument, a 43'-tall golden spike, as it travels from the artist's studio in Kentucky to its installation site in Brigham City, Utah. Join us on October 21st from 9am-3pm on the Depot Plaza for this unique opportunity to experience the Monument while on tour. To learn more, visit https://spike150.org/.

Downtown Cheyenne Oktoberfest is today from noon to 8 pm on the Depot Plaza! Rush Archives plays at 6 pm. Come down for ...
09/23/2023

Downtown Cheyenne Oktoberfest is today from noon to 8 pm on the Depot Plaza! Rush Archives plays at 6 pm. Come down for the afternoon - it's free and fun for everyone!

Switch engines are used within train yards to move around cars. This switcher is an ALCO-built S-2, 1 of 19 such locomot...
09/20/2023

Switch engines are used within train yards to move around cars. This switcher is an ALCO-built S-2, 1 of 19 such locomotives assigned to the Wyoming Division in 1945. The paint scheme indicates that this photo was taken between 1956 and 1959. (UPRM)

In the 1940s small locomotives were still fired by hand. Fortunately for firemen, larger locomotives usually had augers ...
09/17/2023

In the 1940s small locomotives were still fired by hand. Fortunately for firemen, larger locomotives usually had augers that would automatically feed coal into the firebox. (UPRM)

Detailed view of the 12 wooden spans that supported the Dale Creek Bridge. Built with timber from Michigan, the original...
09/13/2023

Detailed view of the 12 wooden spans that supported the Dale Creek Bridge. Built with timber from Michigan, the original bridge cost $200,000 to build. (American Heritage Center)

This Big Boy was scrapped in the Cheyenne Yard. In 1961-62 all of the UP Big Boys were retired and only 8 of the class s...
09/10/2023

This Big Boy was scrapped in the Cheyenne Yard. In 1961-62 all of the UP Big Boys were retired and only 8 of the class survived. (A.J. Wolff Photo)

1888 - fireman Ernest Heenam with engine No. 721, built by Brooks Locomotive Works in Dunkirk, NY in 1886 and retired in...
09/03/2023

1888 - fireman Ernest Heenam with engine No. 721, built by Brooks Locomotive Works in Dunkirk, NY in 1886 and retired in 1901. After serving with the UP, the locomotive was sold to F.M. Hicks, a dealer of used railroad equipment in Chicago. (Ehernberger Collection)

Downtown Cheyenne Oktoberfest is coming up on September 23! This family-friendly event on the Depot Plaza will have band...
08/30/2023

Downtown Cheyenne Oktoberfest is coming up on September 23! This family-friendly event on the Depot Plaza will have bands, food trucks, beer, and more!

In the late 1920s the Warren Emporium was torn down and replaced with this Spanish Colonial style building. This was the...
08/27/2023

In the late 1920s the Warren Emporium was torn down and replaced with this Spanish Colonial style building. This was the new Colorado & Southern/Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Depot, which later doubled as a bus depot. It was demolished in 1956. (Wyoming State Archives)

08/25/2023

Due to the anticipated inclement weather in tomorrow’s forecast, we will be moving our last Fridays on the Plaza concert featuring Jalan Crossland and Mason Mctell to the Cheyenne Civic Center. The concert will still be open to the public and free of admission; however, it will be limited to the first 1400 people. Mason Mctell will open at 6:oo pm, and Jalan will take the stage at 7:30 pm. Malt beverages are still available for purchase. Now, get ready for an unforgettable evening of music as we close out our 2023 season. 🔥🔥🔥

At the Grover Depot in Grover, CO: A live reading of the classic ghost story, "The Affair at Grover Station" by Willa Ca...
08/23/2023

At the Grover Depot in Grover, CO: A live reading of the classic ghost story, "The Affair at Grover Station" by Willa Cather, read by Colorado historian Nicholas Bernhard. The story takes place in Grover at the depot (built in 1887 as part of the CB & Q line from Sterling, CO to Cheyenne) and also in Cheyenne as the agent is trying to get there for a party. It's a whodunnit mystery! Saturday, August 26, 1:30 pm at the Grover Depot, 102 Railroad Ave., Grover, CO. Free-but donations appreciated. More info: 970-396-4139 or 720-459-8761.

This gigantic plow was fitted to the end of locomotive No. 63 on the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad near Do...
08/20/2023

This gigantic plow was fitted to the end of locomotive No. 63 on the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad near Douglas. Wishing for snow on these hot days! (Wyoming State Archives)

Address

121 W 15th Street
Cheyenne, WY
82001

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm

Telephone

(307) 638-6338

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