"Hell-On-Wheels" Tent City to End-of-Tracks Railroad Town
Union Pacific construction crews laid the track connecting Laramie to the rest of the country on May 4, 1868. A few passengers arrived the same day and regular service began less than a week later. The arrival of the railroad inspired entrepreneurs to build more permanent structures in what had been a “Hell-on-Wheels” tent city. For just a few months, Laramie was the western terminal of Union Pacific Railroad. However, even after track was laid to points further west, Laramie’s reputation and population continued to grow.
Interested in more about the railroads of Albany County? Download the tour brochure below for your journey to Laramie or click here for our railroad history webpage.
Visit Laramie’s Historic Railroad Sites
Ames Monument 1882 | Sherman 1860
Dale Creek Bridge 1868
Laramie Train Depot & Museum 1924
Snow Train Engine 535
Nici Self Museum
Historic Mountain View Hotel 1907
Woods Landing 1883