The railroad tracks were one reason for picking Greeley's location.
Greeley has had 4 depots since 1871. This was built in 1930. The depot before this one was built in 1883 and was made of stone.
The depot was busy for many years, but then fewer people rode trains.
When more people drove cars, less rode the trains. But Greeley was a passanger stop again in 1972 until 1983. The depot wasn't used again until 1991.
The city of Greeley bought the depot.
The Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitor's Bureau are in the building. People can go to the depot to learn about Greeley.
The depot may be haunted.
Many years ago several circus workers were killed in a fire. They were trapped inside their train car. The circus left them behind. The bodies were kept in the depot before they were buried.
People see and hear odd things.
The desk bell rings and no one is there. People hear music. Sometimes people hear voices, footsteps, and shutting doors when no one is there. They also see that pictures on the wall have been moved.
Some say it is the circus workers or "Ghosts Clowns."
But no one who works in the depot is afraid. The circus workers are buried in Linn Grove cemetery.
Sometimes trains still come to Greeley.
One train that is popular is Union Pacific#844. It is an old steam engine. It runs between Cheyenne, Wyoming and Denver, Colorado for Cheyenne Frontier Days.
People of all ages come to see the historic old train and take pictures and videos.
Come visit the depot to learn a little about Greeley and maybe even see a ghost!