Laramie Railroad Shops

750-laramie-shops-duraMany repair shops and roundhouses were rapidly built in Laramie during 1868 to accommodate the expanding Union Pacific Railroad line.

A roundhouse is a building used by railroads for servicing locomotives. Roundhouses are large, circular or semicircular structures that were traditionally located surrounding or adjacent to turntables.

In rail terminology, a railway turntable or wheelhouse is a device for turning railroad rolling stock, usually locomotives, so that they can be moved back in the direction from which they came.

Learn more about the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.