Cheyenne Depot Museum

Depot Days

Depot Days
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 9:00am - Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 4:00pm

Features

Sherman Hill Model Railroad Show
Union Pacific Steam Shop Open House
Trolley access to the UP Steam Shop, Wasatch RR Contractors, and Depot Museum
Union Central & Northern HNo3 and creator Harry Brunk
Vendors, artists, and models in the Depot Lobby
Rail Art Show & Sale in the Cheyenne Depot Museum
Cost: 
$10 armband that gets you into all activities the entire weekend, Museum Members are Free!

Pre-sales have ended. Tickets can be purchased in the Depot lobby on the day of the event.

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 9 am to 4 pm

Steam Shop open house is open both Saturday and Sunday

Kids 12 and Under are: FREE

Museum Members are FREE!  Please contact our office to reserve your membership badges or email us at info@cheyennedepotmuseum.org

Depot Days Member Admission includes the following:

-Entrance into the Rail Art Show Opening Reception

-Depot Days Admission

- Special Members only Event Saturday Night

- Members will be able to pick up their badges the week of Depot Days in our office and during Depot Days weekend( Location will either be in the lobby or in the glass door area) . Members must present their membership card and a valid ID when picking up badges.

- Please see the membership page to know how many badges you are able to receive based upon your membership level.

Not a member? Join today and enjoy the benefits the Cheyenne Depot Museum has to offer!

 

Special Museum Member Event!

Join Us Saturday May 16th from 6pm to 8pm for a special event featuring the CEO of Wasatch Railroad Contractors John Rimmasch who will talk about the  replica work/restoration of the Jupiter and UP 119! These are the names of the engines that were at Promontory Point for the laying of the Golden Spike of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Here is a little but more about the presentation:

Most people view the railroad as an annoyance, or distraction.  Big, loud, noisy long trains running through town.   Though this is how most people view trains in Cheyenne, at one time, back in the mid 1860's, the railroad, specifically the Union Pacific Railroad was the only life line to the outside world.    John E. Rimmasch, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Wasatch Railroad Contractors will be taking you on journey back in time to explore why the railroad was such an intrigal part of the growth of Cheyenne and how, even today, the railroad is the life blood of our American economy.  Mr. Rimmasch will share some not so widely known facts about the building of the transcontinental railroad.  He will also share with us a few matters of historic interest to modern day train fans.   Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Rimmasch and his family moved to Cheyenne, WY in 2005.   Since then, Rimmasch has grown a successful railroad restoration business with headquarters in Cheyenne, WY.  The world renowned company has completed projects all over the world including Europe, South America and Canada.  As educational as it will be fun, you won't want to miss this opportunity to learn more about the history or railroads in Cheyenne, WY.

 

About Depot Days

The event will be run in conjunction with the annual Sherman Hill Model Railroad Show at the Exhibition Hall at Frontier Park. The Union Pacific Steam Shop has graciously agreed to be open  to allow viewing of the roundhouse and Steam Shop. A Visit Cheyenne trolley is planned to escort people to and from all of the locations with departures scheduled every 20 minutes. Model train displays, railroad art, and vendors will occupy the Depot lobby & the Sherman Hill Show

On display in the museum is our Rail Art Show & Sale with artists competing for prize money and the opportunity for their work to become the foundation of the permanent railroad art exhibit in the Cheyenne Depot Museum. All pieces from the show are available for sale.

Tour groups please contact our office for armband sales.

Hotel rooms are available across the plaza in the Historic Plains Hotel. Mentioned that you are coming to Depot Days and they will give you a special rate of. $99.00 per night ( Rate is available May 15th -18th). For reservations call 307-638-3311 by April 15th.

Attention Vendors: If you are interested in having a booth please contact the Events & Marketing Director at 307-632-3905 or click here. All vendors are selected through a juried selection.

Parking

Parking is available at the Cheyenne Depot Museum, The City of Cheyenne Parking Garage, and Frontier Park.

View the official program guide!

Schedule

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