116 South 7 th Street, Wymore
The Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project serves as custodian of the Railroad Museum located in the Burlington Mini Park in downtown Wymore.
The railroad played a significant role in the development of the town of Wymore, which came into being when Sam Wymore donated the land for the division point of the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad. Many Welsh immigrants worked on the railroad through the years.
The last train left Wymore in 1993, and the tracks, depot and roundhouse are long gone. The Wymore turntable is now located at the Stuhr Museum in Grand Island, Nebraska. In Wymore, we continue to preserve our community’s history as a major depot on the southeast Nebraska lines of the CB&Q (Chicago, Burlington and Quincy) and BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) railroads.
The museum is a scaled-down replica of the original station building, which was destroyed in 1984. It contains many items used on the trains based in Wymore, and other artifacts related to the railroad and its workers. Artifacts include historic photographs, maps, station furnishings, railroad uniforms, timetables, model trains and many other items of railroad memorabilia. Almost everything in the museum has a connection to Wymore.
We welcome monetary and artifact donations. Open hours are during Sam Wymore Days in June, Memorial Day weekend, and by appointment at other times. Please call (402) 645-3744 to schedule a visit and learn about Wymore’s railroad heritage.