Massive model train on display for Depot Days

By: Carlie McGuire Email
By: Carlie McGuire Email

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Cheyenne Depot Days starts Friday night with the rail art show opening at the depot museum. But besides the art, a massive model train that's taken more than two years to set up will be running for the crowds.

The model was built by Harry Brunk, a Nebraska native who spent more than 30 years building the gigantic set that's modeled after the Clear Creek Railroad in Colorado.

Getting the model to Cheyenne was no easy task.

"Well it was in a mobile home and they trailer-ed it here and cut it into sections and moved in in through the windows up here and then with a lot of help from volunteers, they have been putting the last pieces on," said Brunk.

There was even room to extend the model and add more track. Volunteers were in the museum on Friday painting backgrounds to match Brunk's.

Brunk comes to Cheyenne often and said he thinks it's a great place for his model to reside. "I really didn't know what was going to happen to it," said Brunk, "that trailer was getting old."

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