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Monthly Archive: December 2014

Union Station gets benched in a good way

One of the many strongly graphic images in the film “Road to Perdition” is inside the Chicago train station. The young protagonist is sitting amid row after row after row of men reading newspapers. Cody Wright takes a well-earned break on the bench he just finished Such scenes probably happened often during the Depression. If …

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Naked Steam Engines at Golden Spike

  Worker marks out inspection squares on 119’s steel housing. PROMONTORY — The two steam engines at Golden Spike National Historic Site are naked. Buck nacked. Nude. Undressed. Full Monty. Completely revealed. Getting a pretty thorough going over, too. The engines are exact working replicas of “Jupiter” and “119,” which met cowcatcher-to-cowcatcher in Promontory on …

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Maintenance of Way Exhibit Gets Kid-friendly Upgrade

Union Station’s kid-friendly Maintenance of Way exhibit is getting an upgrade, both to make it more kid-friendly. Holly DeHaan, Clinton, shows her nephew Owen Saunders, 2,railroad ties in Union Station. It already was a favorite of children. The Maintenance of Way exhibit is in the back of the Utah State Railroad Museum and includes a …

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