Employees gather at the Laramie Union Pacific train depot in 1869. (Wyoming State Archives)

Editor’s note: This story originally aired on March 8th, 2013.

A documentary about the construction of the transcontinental railroad is set to air on Wyoming PBS this weekend. The film will show how the building of the railroad shaped Wyoming into the place it is today. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with the film’s producer, Tom Manning. He says before the railroad was built, there was no Wyoming.


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