The Overland Route & Overland Trail Stage Station. Before the Transcontinental Railroad linked the east with the west stagecoach lines transported both passengers and mail across the country. Stations along the route functioned as 'pit stops' where horse teams could be switched out for a fresh team. The larger 'home stations' (such as the one at Point of Rocks) were located about 50 miles apart and provided meals, lodging, wagon parts, and repairs. Between home stations 'swing stations' simply provided a stop to exchange fresh horse teams. From 1862-1868 Point of Rocks served as both a home and swing station. After the arrival of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1868 the old stage station served as a store, school house, and home before ownership was transferred to the state of Wyoming in 1947. Today its ghostly remains continue to watch the parade on the nearby Overland Route.
The EMD SD (special duty) series are a strong and reliable kind of locomotive which still serve America's rails today. They have proved themselves by clocking in several million miles of freight service.