Friday, June 5, 2015

Cheyenne Depot Train Museum

Mainly pictures.

 Outside information plaques.

 From inside. Far too many stations to include here.

 My late father was a Section Foreman for ten years for the Denver and Rio Grande. Saw, and used, many a caboose stove.

 A local resident spent many years crafting these and donated them to the museum.

These are just a small part. Located on the 2nd floor.

More exhibits.

A shot of the main depot.

I've always been fascinated with the Big Boys. What craftsmanship in this model.

And the real thing a few blocks away.

Two Wyoming mainstays.

And the state line. Lottery sales (Wyoming doesn't have a lottery) and a jiggle joint. Just nine miles South of Cheyenne.
Most years this picture would be in shades of brown. What an incredibly wet springs we are having.

I had originally went to see a restored 105 year old caboose but the exhibit hall was closed.

Warren AFB has a museum I would like to visit. You must get permission to visit ahead of time. I'm not smart enough to wade through all the various telephone systems to do so. Guess you need to be fluent in Air Force acronym language. If the Air Force's real goal is pissing off the public, they are doing a great job!

If you have a few hours and $7 (Seniors and Active Duty Military) this is a neat place to visit.


Ami said...

I wish I could go back in time and take my kids to see this. It looks awesome. Our whole family loves stuff like this. :)

Scotty said...

An unashamed train nut here! Had a good sized HO layout before moving to Florida. I no longer have the room.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

It brings back a lot of memories.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Encountered a group of seniors from Ohio. They were on a 18 day trip devoted to railroading from Chamas, NM through Colorado to Wyoming. A walking Google of railroading.

CenTexTim said...

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Wow! Never heard that song before. Thanks.

Old NFO said...

Thanks, not sure I'll get back up that way, but will keep it in mind!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Not much ASW in this area but we have some dandy missiles.

Momma Fargo said...

Hey. Wyoming has a lottery. The depot is cool. Haven't been there for a few years myself.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

So it does. Hadn't noticed.