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Address: E. Lincolnway and Big Horn, Cheyenne, WY
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This train was a gift from the French in appreciation for the American...

This train was a gift from the French in appreciation for the American Friendship Train that supplied food to the French during World War II. On its "thank you" tour, the Merci Train deposited a boxcar full of presents at each state capital.

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Interesting Tidbit from France!

Apparently France sent 50 train box cars to the USA for our help during WWII. The one for WY wound up here @ Cheyenne. It's a very small but inspiring gesture. We sent train... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2016
Charles K
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Apparently France sent 50 train box cars to the USA for our help during WWII. The one for WY wound up here @ Cheyenne. It's a very small but inspiring gesture. We sent train box cars of supplies to them during the conflict. This site needs more care and a much better explanation. However, it's worth seeing if only for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Of interest to railroad and history buffs. Great gift from France to Cheyenne, Wyoming. It's upkeep has continued through the years and worth the viewing.

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

It may not seem like much to track down unless you're interested in History or trains. Since we Home School and we're starting WW II history it was a must see for us. I have to admit, as many years as I've studied History, I never heard of the Merci Trains until we went to Cheyenne. This train car can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

France went 50 box train cars filled with gifts as a thank you to America for its help during World War II. Each state was given a car. The car that went to Wyoming is sitting in a fenced off area in front of an American Legion post. The story is heart warming but the post has not done it... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

I have seen this little box car 100s of times growing up. Even having a maters in history did not shed light on why this box car has been sitting there fenced off for years. A little information can change an oddity into something very cool.

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Indian Hills, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

The small boxcar fenced off in a parking lot makes no sence without knowing its story. The story made it come to life. I would not have given it a second thought without knowledge of why it was there. The Internet story is long, so I won't repeat it here.

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