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The Merci Train

E. Lincolnway and Big Horn, (in American Legion Post #6 parking lot), Cheyenne, WY 82001-5132
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This is a little hard to locate if you are not looking for it. Overall it is a very unique... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Adam B
Good for a quick view.

After WWII, the people of France filled 48 boxcars with an assortment of goods and artifacts to say... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
corvid4570
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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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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E. Lincolnway and Big Horn, (in American Legion Post #6 parking lot), Cheyenne, WY 82001-5132
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a little hard to locate if you are not looking for it. Overall it is a very unique attraction

Thank Adam B
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

After WWII, the people of France filled 48 boxcars with an assortment of goods and artifacts to say thank you (merci in French of course) to the people of the United States for their assistance in the war. The boxcars were called 40 or 8s...More

Thank corvid4570
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We are quite interested in the Merci Train story and have seen several of the box cars and some of the memorabilia. This particular car has been restored by an American Legion post and in particular one gentleman has taken in the responsibility for preserving...More

Thank MrsPickle
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Merci Train box car given to Wyoming is in the parking lot of American Legion Post #6. The box car stands on a short set of tracks in the open air, but with roofing over it. It appears to have been recently refurbished -...More

Thank Barbara P
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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.

1  Thank Ronnie M
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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

1  Thank Charles K
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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.

1  Thank patriciarK4481YQ
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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

6  Thank Linda S
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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
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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
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