Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday in Wyoming -- September 7, 2016

Trains!  You'll see them all across Wyoming and for a good reason:  the railroad was responsible for the settlement of many of Wyoming's cities.  Cheyenne, Laramie, Rawlins, and Rock Springs, to list a few, owe their existence to the Union Pacific and the development of the transcontinental railroad.

But the UP's east-west rails aren't the only train tracks in Wyoming.  Others travel north-south, stopping at -- among other places -- Douglas.

If you're in the mood to learn more about trains, Douglas now houses the Railroad Interpretive Center where you can view and tour a variety of train cars.

 And, as if that weren't enough, you can enjoy sightings of the jackalope, the mythical creature that calls Douglas its home.


  1. Amanda, very interesting post. We're fascinated with the trains out west and the history. :)

    1. I'm always amazed when I see how long some of the modern trains are -- literally more than a mile long. It's no fun being stopped at a crossing when they're passing by, but they 're a vital part of the western economy.