Wyoming station (Illinois) facts for kids
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|Former Burlington Route passenger rail station|
Front and eastern side
|Owned by||railroad museum, visitor center|
|Line(s)||Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Buda—Elmwood branch|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Bicycle facilities||on the Rock Island Trail State Park|
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Depot
|Location||Williams Street, Wyoming, Illinois|
|NRHP reference No.||87000650|
|Added to NRHP||1987|
Wyoming, was a Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad station in Wyoming, Illinois. Now the headquarters of the Rock Island Trail State Park, the building is listed on the National Register of Historical Places as the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Depot. The station has also been restored to the original red color.
Wyoming was on the CB&Q's line between Buda and Elmwood, Illinois. The 44 and a half mile line was built by the Dixon, Peoria and Hannibal Railroad, and was bought by the CB&Q in 1899. The station is near the former Peoria and Rock Island Railroad line, between the Quad Cities and Peoria. That 86 mile line was operated by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad and did not utilize the CB & Q depot. Furthermore, after the Great Depression the CRI & P ceased to offer passenger service on its line.
Rock Island Trail
Wyoming Station is the headquarters of the Rock Island Trail State Park, which maintains the right-of-way between Alta and Toulon. The building also serves as a visitor center and railroad museum for the town.
|Preceding station||Burlington Route||Following station|
toward St. Louis
|St. Louis – Savanna||Lombardville
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