Historic Railroad Depot

About This Location

Train Depot

 

The building is a classic Union Pacific Rail Road depot built in the 1920's and restored in the 1990's with a charming interior and exterior decor.

The Original depot pictured here was built in n 1868 just after the railroad itself came through on it race to create coast to coast transportation and stake claim to the West.

It was the primary entrance to the rugged western town for thousands of European and Asian immigrants that came to Rock Springs seeking work in the mines or just a new life in America. The depot saw many historic western figures waiting on its benches or strolling the brick apron. Buffalo hunters, explorers, outlaws. Certainly Butch Cassidy and his gang came through the station.

The Depot is located in Depot Park which also is home to a very interesting memorial to the miners who carved out a living underground in Rock Springs for almost a century and supplied the U.P.R.R. with the coal which kept the trains moving and the nation expanding and commerce moving in the period after the Civil War up till after the Second World War. The monument is dominated by a bronze sculpture titled "Clearing the Haul-way" which shows just how difficult life and work was for both man and animal in the early mines of Rock Springs.

The "Rock Springs Coal" archway greeted folks to the area for most of the 20th century and also graces the Park. This little gem of a historic park is certainly worth a visit.

 

Amenities

  • Picnic Area

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