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Wyoming
Former Burlington Route passenger rail station
Wyoming CB&Q depot.jpg
Front and eastern side
Location Williams Street
Wyoming, Illinois
Owned by railroad museum, visitor center
Line(s) Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Buda—Elmwood branch
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Construction
Structure type at-grade
Bicycle facilities on the Rock Island Trail State Park
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Depot
Location Williams Street, Wyoming, Illinois
Architect CB&Q railroad
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.

Train service

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
Monica
toward St. Louis
St. LouisSavanna Lombardville
toward Savanna
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