Wyoming Train Rides
The Cheyenne roadhouse is home to the last two operating Union Pacific steams locomotives. Union Pacific 844 and the UP Challenger 3985 continue to operate special steam train excursions.
The other 25 steam locomotives in Wyoming are on display around the state. Union Pacific "Big Boy" 4004 is on display in Cheyenne. CB&Q 4-8-4 No. 5633 is on display in Douglas, Wyoming.
BNSF/UP share the load in transporting large coal trains across more than 1800 miles of track right-a-way in Wyoming.
The Union Pacific Railroad entered the state in 1867 and it's Overland Route across the Rocky Mountains reaches a summit of 8,015 feet at Sherman Hill.
Amtrak has no regular stops or services in the state, though the Overland Route is frequently used as a detour whenever the Moffat Tunnel is shut down.
The Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center is housed in a restored 1886 depot belonging to the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad. Rail displays include a Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad 4-8-4 steam locomotive. CB&Q No.5633 was built in September of 1940 and taken out of service in 1956.
Omaha’s Union Station was extensively renovated by the Duraham Museum to capture the character and glory days – when 10,000 passengers would pass through the station daily. Today, visitors can explore exhibits that preserve the areas rich history including over 500,000 objects, ranging from photos to phone booths, coins to clarinets and even a pocket watch rescued from the Titanic. Directions.