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The Merci Train

E. Lincolnway and Big Horn, Cheyenne, WY
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The Merci Train has been reduced to a bland old relic

On the day of my visit, November 6, 2016, the Merci Train was bare of all badges and decorations of... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2016
Ronnie M
,
Amarillo, Texas
Interesting Tidbit from France!

Apparently France sent 50 train box cars to the USA for our help during WWII. The one for WY wound... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
Charles K
,
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good71%
  • Average0%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
16 Jul 2016
“Interesting Tidbit from France!”
9 Dec 2016
“The Merci Train has been reduced to a bland old relic”
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E. Lincolnway and Big Horn, Cheyenne, WY
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

On the day of my visit, November 6, 2016, the Merci Train was bare of all badges and decorations of any kind. Nothing to tell folks what it was. Don't know if it was being refurbished or simply in disarray.

Thank Ronnie M
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...More

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 16 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.

Thank patriciarK4481YQ
Reviewed 27 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...More

4  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 6 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...More

Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 8 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...More

4  Thank tim k
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...More

2  Thank qnodmd
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