GPS Coordinates: 41.131729, -104.814420
Station code: BOR
Amtrak rerouted service from Cheyenne to Borie in October 1979. However, service didn't last long, as Amtrak discontinued the Pioneer in April 1997. The station was
subsequently torn down. http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/borie.htm
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Google catches a UP freight running thru Borie :-)
You can't even tell there used to be a station here......
A set of WB signals is just west of the former depot location.
The depot now houses the Wyoming Transportation Museum, which includes a roundhouse and turntable with displays. The depot was opened in 1887 by
the Union Pacific RR. The Union Pacific donated the building to the City of Cheyenne and Laramie County IN 1993, and stabilization
of the building was begun a year later. Since then, the building has undergone various stages of an extensive rehabilitation project. The first floor now houses
the Cheyenne Depot Museum and a brewpub/restaurant. The upper levels house offices for various city and private concerns related to tourism, economic development
and the museum. The museum tells the story of the Cheyenne beginnings during the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad, the Union Pacific Depot and the
Railroad it is named after. Amtrak rerouted service to Borie in October 1979, and then Amtrak discontinued the Pioneer in April 1997. The station was
subsequently torn down.
Near Sherman WY. Railroad companies first built temporary wooden trestles and bridges that they later replaced with more durable and permanent iron structures. Wood,
though prone to decay and fire, was cheaper and more obtainable than the iron (and, much later, concrete) that would replace it. The wooden structure of the Union
Pacific's Dale Creek Bridge was twice replaced, both times by iron bridges, before being made obsolete by the railroad's relocation. The bridge, built over the Dale
Creek between Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming, was, at 600 feet, the longest bridge on the original Union Pacific route. With stone foundations and wooden supports, it
raised the track 120 feet over the bottom of the ravine and required guy ropes to hold it steady in the wind.
The railroad bridge over the Wind River near the southern entrance to the Wind River Canyon. The canyon is located just south of the town of Thermopolis WY.
2011, Photo by Bruce/bhophotos
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