The Trains Power Newcastle Historical

The Trains Power Newcastle Historical (HM1UOZ)

Location: Newcastle, WY 82701 Weston County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 51.245', W 104° 12.353'

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Newcastle Becomes a Center
Development of northeastern Wyoming came quickly on the heels of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, or the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe as it is known today. The Burlington's Grand Island and Northern Wyoming line streamed into Newcastle on November 17, 1889.

The newly created town became the western terminus of the tracks when construction was suspended for the winter. As a railroad division point, Newcastle quickly became a central hub for oil, coal, timber, and livestock interests.

By 1900, 756 people lived in Newcastle, most of them railroad workers, and miners. The population continued to climb, and by 1950, 3,395 people called the town home.
Parent Companies of the Northern Wyoming Railroad
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Burlington and Missouri River Rail Road Company
1882 - Built from Missouri River to Denver
Grand Island and Wyoming Central Railroad
1886 - Built from Grand Island, NE to Wyoming border
Grand Island and Northern Wyoming Railroad
1888 - Built from northeast Wyoming to southern Montana

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Sending the Word Out
The first depot was a "hand car house" unloaded off
a construction flatcar the day before the first passenger train arrived. E.R. Maris became the operator of the newly installed telegraph lines in 1890. He sent out the message that the town of Newcastle, Territory of Wyoming now had railroad connections.
Placed ByWyoming State Parks & Cultural Resources
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Date Added Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 563823 N 4855972
Decimal Degrees43.85408333, -104.20588333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 51.245', W 104° 12.353'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 51' 14.7" N, 104° 12' 21.18" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)307, 605
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-322 US-16, Newcastle WY 82701, US
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