Snow Train 900015 at Depot park

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Union Pacific snow plow 900015 pictured in previous location in Laramie’s West Side

Union Pacific snow plow 900015 pictured in previous location in Laramie’s West Side

Wedge snow plow UP 900015 on the cover of  The Streamliner  (quarterly journal of the Union Pacific Historical Society). Photo taken Dec. 27, 1982, near Strasburg, CO.

Wedge snow plow UP 900015 on the cover of The Streamliner (quarterly journal of the Union Pacific Historical Society). Photo taken Dec. 27, 1982, near Strasburg, CO.

An entire "Snow Train," Union Pacific Snowplow 900015, was moved to Railroad Heritage Park, located just to the south of the Depot, on February 7 and 8, 2011. The train is listed on the national register of historic places. The consist is formed of a wedge snowplow, UP #535 2-8-0, a bunkcar, and a caboose.

UP 535 Baldwin 2-8-0 Consolidated: Built by Burnham, Williams & Co. in 1903 for the Oregon Short Line RR as #975 for $12,782. In 1915 it was renumbered as #535 then leased to UP in 1936 (as UP #535) before becoming UP #6535 in 1957. It had gone through several major changes in its lifetime, being converted from compound to simple in 1915 then from coal to oil burning in 1950 before being retired and donated to the City of Laramie in 1959. (Boiler Pressure 190 PSI Driver 57", Stroke 30 Cylinders 21 1/2" DIA 2", Tractive Effort 39,290 lbs, Total Wt loaded 166 tons)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SNOW TRAIN NOMINATION FOR NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.