Union Pacific Depot

Union Pacific Depot

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Union Pacific Depot

 

The Wallace Union Pacific Railroad Depot was originally built for the Oregon Railway & Navigation Co. in 1909. Soon after it was built, it was nearly destroyed by the Great Fire of 1910. It was reconstructed on the same site using walls spared from the fire. Use of the UP Depot continued until shortly before its demolition in 1983. The demolition was the first step taken in the Interstate 90 project through Wallace.

Interesting Facts

“big boy”

The UP Railroad’s “Big Boy”, built in 1941, is considered to be the largest steam locomotive ever built. It was used in mountain freight service in the Western United States. The “Big Boy” weighed nearly 600 tons, could exert 135,400 pounds of tractive force, and developed more than 6,000 horsepower at 75 miles per hour.

Passenger service

The Wallace Union Pacific Railroad Depot was originally built for the Oregon Railway & Navigation Co. in 1909. Soon after it was built, it was nearly destroyed by the Great Fire of 1910. It was reconstructed on the same site using walls spared from the fire. Use of the UP Depot continued until shortly before its demolition in 1983. The demolition was the first step taken in the Interstate 90 project through Wallace.

There once was a boxcar…

Before the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company depot in Wallace was completed in March of 1890, the local agent set up set up office in a box car.

Check Out the Other Stops On the Tour

Center of the Universe

Center of the Universe

Grand Theater

Grand Theater

Northern Pacific Depot

Northern Pacific Depot

Opera House and Masonic Hall

Opera House and Masonic Hall

Providence Hospital

Providence Hospital

Samuel's Hotel

Samuel's Hotel

Union Pacific Depot

Union Pacific Depot

Wallace Public School

Wallace Public School

Wallace Hospital

Wallace Hospital

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