National Register of Historic Places

Snow Train Rolling Stock


Date Added to Register

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

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Railroad Heritage Park’s Snow Train Rolling Stock is a static display illustrating the arrangement and typical components of snow trains that operated in Wyoming during the 1950s. Used to clear the tracks and keep trains moving, snow trains generally included the type of rolling stock comprising the Laramie train: a plow (wedge or rotary) to move the snow from the tracks; a locomotive to power the train; a tender to provide fuel for the locomotive; a bunk car to transport and support the crew involved in snow-clearing operations; and a caboose to serve as the command center for the train. All of the nominated rolling stock were manufactured for the Union Pacific Railroad or its subsidiaries and served on its lines.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources