RAILROAD HERITAGE PARK
History of Railroad Heritage Park
Railroad Heritage Park began construction in 2009 and brings together four pieces of railroad equipment currently scattered in various places around Laramie, Wyoming. It is a great train: A snow plow, engine, bunk car and caboose – a 1950s snow train assembled to keep the rail lines open in the fierce Wyoming winters. It is a tribute to the hard working men and women of Laramie and the West who braved the elements to keep the other trains running. The train not only serves a historical function, but it also is “coherent”, meaning that it could have existed in the real world, operating in exactly this assemblage. This makes display rare, valuable, and a potentially strong tourist attraction.