Clicky

Cheyenne Depot Museum

Cheyenne Depot Museum The Cheyenne Depot Museum is located within the Historic Union Pacific Train Depot. They host events year round. The Depot also serves as a premier event venue.

The Cheyenne Union Pacific Railroad Depot Museum is located on the south side of 15th Street, at the intersection with Cap­itol Avenue. The Depot is located—naturally enough—alongside the still-active tracks of the Union Pa­cif­ic, America’s first transcontinental railroad, in the heart of Cheyenne’s central busi­ness district. No longer used as a passenger facility, it sits on the northern side o

The Cheyenne Union Pacific Railroad Depot Museum is located on the south side of 15th Street, at the intersection with Cap­itol Avenue. The Depot is located—naturally enough—alongside the still-active tracks of the Union Pa­cif­ic, America’s first transcontinental railroad, in the heart of Cheyenne’s central busi­ness district. No longer used as a passenger facility, it sits on the northern side o

Operating as usual

The luxury of rail travel!
05/08/2022

The luxury of rail travel!

Depot Days May 14 and 15!Museum hours:9 - 5 Saturday, May 149 - 3 Sunday, May 15$7 AdmissionKids 12 and under freeDepot ...
05/06/2022

Depot Days May 14 and 15!
Museum hours:
9 - 5 Saturday, May 14
9 - 3 Sunday, May 15
$7 Admission
Kids 12 and under free

Depot Events​:
Ed Dickens will speak on Saturday at 10:00 and 1:00
Cheyenne Depot Museum
UC&N Layout Upstairs in Museum
Glass Observation Room at Depot
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Slick-X will not have their mobile layout in the Lobby.

Come down for Depot Days to hear Ed Dickens speak on Saturday, May 14th at 10:00 and 1:00!
05/06/2022

Come down for Depot Days to hear Ed Dickens speak on Saturday, May 14th at 10:00 and 1:00!

We are sorry to say that due to unforeseen circumstances, Slick-X will not have their mobile railroad setup in the Lobby...
05/06/2022

We are sorry to say that due to unforeseen circumstances, Slick-X will not have their mobile railroad setup in the Lobby.

1910 image of Cheyenne, looking west from the Depot. (Stimson Collection)
05/03/2022

1910 image of Cheyenne, looking west from the Depot. (Stimson Collection)

Great image with the Ames Monument in the background. Dedicated to the Ames brothers, it marked the highest point on the...
05/01/2022

Great image with the Ames Monument in the background. Dedicated to the Ames brothers, it marked the highest point on the First Transcontinental Railroad, at 8,247 feet.

UP Engine Shop, October 1926. (Stimson Collection, WY State Archives)
04/26/2022

UP Engine Shop, October 1926. (Stimson Collection, WY State Archives)

844 in front of the Depot!
04/24/2022

844 in front of the Depot!

Check out Harry Brunk's artistry and attention to detail on the UC&N. Every time I walk by, something new catches my eye...
04/19/2022

Check out Harry Brunk's artistry and attention to detail on the UC&N. Every time I walk by, something new catches my eye!

Happy Easter! This is Chugs, the runt of the roundhouse, from "The Easter Bunny is Coming to Town."
04/17/2022

Happy Easter! This is Chugs, the runt of the roundhouse, from "The Easter Bunny is Coming to Town."

Stereoscopic View of the Dale Creek Bridge. The first wooden bridge was in place from 1868 to 1876, when it was replaced...
04/12/2022

Stereoscopic View of the Dale Creek Bridge. The first wooden bridge was in place from 1868 to 1876, when it was replaced with an iron bridge.

Lucile Douglas, an engine dispatcher, checking the duty board in 1953. I think she's calculating the days until retireme...
04/10/2022

Lucile Douglas, an engine dispatcher, checking the duty board in 1953. I think she's calculating the days until retirement. (UPRM)

We send a lot of people over to Holliday Park to see 4004. It's amazing to stand so close to a Big Boy!
04/05/2022

We send a lot of people over to Holliday Park to see 4004. It's amazing to stand so close to a Big Boy!

Thanks to Mike and Sue Langhoff, and Jim Coker for building this play area for kids! In addition to building, Mike creat...
04/03/2022

Thanks to Mike and Sue Langhoff, and Jim Coker for building this play area for kids! In addition to building, Mike created the very cool design. It’s going to be an amazing addition to the museum!

So, why was there an old car in the building during renovations? Where is it now? It's a mystery!
03/29/2022

So, why was there an old car in the building during renovations? Where is it now? It's a mystery!

This gigantic windmill in Laramie stood over 60 feet high. Built to pump water into the Laramie yards for use in steam e...
03/22/2022

This gigantic windmill in Laramie stood over 60 feet high. Built to pump water into the Laramie yards for use in steam engines. The Laramie River was a key water resource for the UP. (Ehernberger Collection)

A big thank you to Yvette Carre and this group from Blue Federal Credit Union! They came to the Depot on Wednesday morni...
03/20/2022

A big thank you to Yvette Carre and this group from Blue Federal Credit Union! They came to the Depot on Wednesday morning and helped us with spring cleaning. The tumbleweeds and dirty windows didn’t stand a chance!

View of the Depot in 1888, featuring a horse drawn tram. Warren Emporium is on the left, although by this date it had be...
03/15/2022

View of the Depot in 1888, featuring a horse drawn tram. Warren Emporium is on the left, although by this date it had become the Burlington Railroad Depot. www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com

So, we're really excited about these cars! Here's the engine, all cleaned up and in the entry to the Museum!
03/13/2022

So, we're really excited about these cars! Here's the engine, all cleaned up and in the entry to the Museum!

We also owe a huge thanks to Mike Pannell,  Logan Grant, and Jon Scofield for helping us move the cars to the Depot!
03/08/2022

We also owe a huge thanks to Mike Pannell, Logan Grant, and Jon Scofield for helping us move the cars to the Depot!

A huge thanks to Julian Tafoya, Steel Erection Foreman, and Joe Ewing, Steel Erection Truck Driver! Gang 6211 saved thes...
03/06/2022

A huge thanks to Julian Tafoya, Steel Erection Foreman, and Joe Ewing, Steel Erection Truck Driver! Gang 6211 saved these cars from the junk pile. They are now safe in the Depot. More pictures and information to come!

For the first day of women's history month, here's a great image of women working for the UP during WWI, May 1918. (Stim...
03/01/2022

For the first day of women's history month, here's a great image of women working for the UP during WWI, May 1918. (Stimson Collection, WY State Archives)

Early track laying was labor intensive, from making hand-hewn ties to the grading crew out ahead to spiking down rails. ...
02/27/2022

Early track laying was labor intensive, from making hand-hewn ties to the grading crew out ahead to spiking down rails. (UP Museum)

This cold weather has me thinking about this unidentified Big Boy from the winter of 1949! (WY State Archives)
02/24/2022

This cold weather has me thinking about this unidentified Big Boy from the winter of 1949! (WY State Archives)

No fence! Dewey Hernandez Collection.
02/22/2022

No fence! Dewey Hernandez Collection.

Interesting photo by David Jamieson.
02/20/2022

Interesting photo by David Jamieson.

02/16/2022

Here is the Cruise the Legend Schedule for 2022:

1923, the new restaurant in the Cheyenne Depot, known locally as the beanery. (Stimson Collection, WY State Archives)
02/15/2022

1923, the new restaurant in the Cheyenne Depot, known locally as the beanery. (Stimson Collection, WY State Archives)

Photo from the spur line to Yoder, Wyoming , between Egbert and Albin. Check out the 2 guys in the plow window. (Stimson...
02/13/2022

Photo from the spur line to Yoder, Wyoming , between Egbert and Albin. Check out the 2 guys in the plow window. (Stimson Collection, WY State Archives)

Bird's Eye View of Cheyenne, looking north, in 1906, wyomingtalesandtrails.com.
02/08/2022

Bird's Eye View of Cheyenne, looking north, in 1906,
wyomingtalesandtrails.com.

October 16, 1919, the first lift for the Whiting 250-ton crane. The crane in the Cheyenne Shop was reported to be the la...
02/06/2022

October 16, 1919, the first lift for the Whiting 250-ton crane. The crane in the Cheyenne Shop was reported to be the largest West of the Mississippi at the time. (WY State Archives)

View from about 1961, the use of steam engines for regular service was over. The next year removal of facilities dedicat...
02/01/2022

View from about 1961, the use of steam engines for regular service was over. The next year removal of facilities dedicated to steam power began. (WY State Archives)

April 24, 1938. The completed passengers' platforms and sheds are seen here. (Ehernberger Collection)
01/30/2022

April 24, 1938. The completed passengers' platforms and sheds are seen here. (Ehernberger Collection)

The UC&N is amazing, but come in some time and run Wendy's World - it's a blast!
01/25/2022

The UC&N is amazing, but come in some time and run Wendy's World - it's a blast!

During both WWI and WWII, women were employed in the Cheyenne shops and yard, and continued working there even after the...
01/23/2022

During both WWI and WWII, women were employed in the Cheyenne shops and yard, and continued working there even after the wars ended. The uniforms were the same, regardless of gender. (Wyoming State Archives)

Address

121 W 15th St
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

Products

Museum and Event center. Please see our website for upcoming events!

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Cheyenne Depot Museum posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Cheyenne Depot Museum:

Videos

Category


Comments

It was great meeting with Christy McCarthy, Executive Director and Sarah Gadd, Curator of the Cheyenne Depot Museum today! We look forward to finding opportunities to work together, in the future. Christy and Sarah are pictured with UWLC's Executive Director, Vernon Dobelmann.
Thursday morning at 8 a.m. the Big Boy Locomotive will be leaving the Cheyenne Depot. Come down to watch this historical event!
The Cheyenne Depot Museum had a great taste of success... and beer, thanks to the Wyoming Brewers Festival, Presented by Midas.
Reduced Museum Admissions! 🔶 CHEYENNE: Cheyenne Depot Museum is offering reduced admission for Wyoming's Historic Preservation Month on May 21-23? Learn more at: https://www.cheyennedepotmuseum.org/ 🔶SHERIDAN: Get free admission at Museum at the Bighorns on Saturday, May 22nd! Learn more at: https://www.museumatthebighorns.org/ 🔶 See the full calendar of events and more featured stories throughout the state for Wyoming's Historic Preservation Month at historicwyoming.org/preservationmonth
Calling all TRAINiacs! This weekend is chock-full of rail-related goodness. Rail Days at the Cheyenne Depot Museum and Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club, Inc. has a big event with vendors at Frontier Park! It's fun for enthusiasts of all ages!
Don't miss the Cheyenne Depot Museum May Rail Event 2021! #Ferroequinology #DowntownCheyenne #CheyenneWyoming
Volunteers Needed Volunteers are needed to help run the model railroad layout at the Cheyenne Depot Museum. Please contact Lindsey at (307)632-3905 or email [email protected] depotmuseum.org. Cheyenne Depot Museum
What's going on in #Cheyenne this weekend? Feb.6: Cheyenne Winter Farmer's Market from 9am - 1pm at the Cheyenne Depot Museum. (Meats, Veggies, Coffee, Eggs, Pasta, Baked Goods, Honey and more!) Feb. 6: Sip & Shop at Dillinger's! 10am - 4pm. Purchase fine art and gifts from local artisans! Feb. 7: Cars & Coffee from 9am - 12pm at the Rail Yard - Coffee Haus & Eatery!
Still on the fence about attending Saturday's Dueling Piano Event at The Metropolitan Downtown where all ticket sales will benefit The DDA Foundation? Let us convince you with perhaps the best live auction item ever: we present to you, the Downtown Date Day! This collection features contributions from all over downtown, including gift certificates for you to eat breakfast (or lunch) at Diamond Horseshoe Cafe; lunch (or second breakfast) at The Omelet House; a fancy dinner at Wyoming's Rib & Chop House - Cheyenne; a visit to The Cheyenne Depot Museum as well as a bunch of associated goodies from their gift shop; 2 class passes to Little Lotus Yoga; A buy one get one half off gift certificate to a paint session at Flydragon Design Art Studio as well as a romantic painting by THE Christina Blooding herself; two loaded game cards to enjoy yourself at Flippers Family Arcade Cheyenne; two one-of-a-kind cookbooks from the Cowgirls of The West Museum & Gifts; two glasses and a half growler fill of your favorite beer from Freedom's Edge Brewing Company; two tickets to next week's In the Whale live concert at The Lincoln; two quarter pound cookies of your dreams from Mary's Mountain Cookies - Cheyenne AND a one night stay in a king room at The Plains Hotel - Banquets and Meetings! This collection is valued at over $450 and will allow you to have THE perfect date day in Downtown Cheyenne, and the only way you can get your hands on it is at the live auction during tomorrow's Dueling Pianos event! Grab your tickets at themetdowntown.com to have the best time ever and have a chance to bid on this amazing collection! Special thanks to so many of our downtown businesses for contributing to this item - you all rock!
It's #InternationalCreditUnionDay. Here at Western Vista, part of our vision is to enrich the communities we serve. Today, we are asking for your participation. TODAY ONLY -- vote for your favorite charity. The two charities with the most votes in Cheyenne and Casper will receive a $500 donation from Western Vista. We are awarding four gifts, two in each community! #ICUDay CHEYENNE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ICUDay-Cheyenne CASPER: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ICUDay-Casper GOOD LUCK to all the nominees; all the charities listed were nominated by Western Vista employees. CHEYENNE: BEAST Foundation Frontier Chapter, Bikers Against Child Abuse International CASA of Laramie County Cheyenne Animal Shelter Cheyenne Depot Museum Friday Food Bag Foundation Grace For 2 Brothers Foundation My Front Door aka Wyoming Family Home Ownership Program Safe Harbor, A Childrens Justice Center Support Our Students CASPER: CASA of Natrona County Casper Humane Society Make-A-Wish Wyoming Mimi's House Natrona County Meals On Wheels Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies
I have a framed photo of Big Boy 4014 leaving Arkadelphia, Arkansas in Nov. 2019 that I would like to donate to the museum but I'm having a hard time locating a point of contact. The photo is a 20" x 30" original print.
We’re just getting started on the fun train (no pun intended) as our next stop for #WyoWednesday is the Cheyenne Depot Museum(121 W 15th)! If you’re looking for the perfect place to get lost in history for an afternoon or if you just like trains, THIS is the place you need to be. The collection they have curated is absolutely incredible and there are so many stories to be told in this museum! Plus the entire 2nd floor is devoted to a GIANT model railroad which, come on, THAT’S cool. Give the Depot Museum a visit - we promise you won’t regret it!