Lost Landmark-Wheatland Railroad Depot, Wheatland (WY)

Photo courtesy of Wyoming Tales and Trails; http://www.wyomingtalesandtrails.com/wheatland.html

 

This structure was completed in 1895.  The depot closed in 1969.  The depot was the point of arrival
for most settlers and the point of departure for the area’s products; sugar beets, wheat, cattle and produces.  The
deterioration of the depot began with a train derailment during the 1960’s. A quick stop caused several empty ore cars to leap from the tracks, one colliding
with the bay. The brick was damaged and began to bulge. The area was covered with stucco. Until its closure, the depot was a focal point of commerce.[i]

After its listing in the National Register of Historic Places in 1996, the depot was torn down.


[i]
Wheatland Railroad Depot- National Register for Historic Places Inventory
Nomination Form; McClelland, Linda; 1996.

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