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A Father’s Gift to his Son, A Legacy From A Craftsman

I try to stick my nose into the gun museum at Union Station even if I’m only at the station […]

Ogden Annex Chicago? The Past Had Big Ideas

Ogden, today, aspires to be the recreational and outdoor capital of the nation, which sounds good, but once upon a […]

Displaying a very old love affair with a Hudson

Alan Stockland was 15 when he met his first love, an older woman, 20, glistening and shiny. It was an […]

Hispanic Fest Will Fill Union Station Saturday

  Channel 32, Univision, out of Salt Lake City, was busy interviewing folks outside of Union Station on Friday about […]

The Connection: Ellis Island and Union Station

So there were Dr. Trentelman and I, having lunch at Ellis Island, the place where millions of immigrants entered the […]

French gratitude car sparks World War II memories

The Standard-Examiner received a letter to the editor the other day about the French Gratitude Car in Union Station’s collection. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Need to know how to run a train? We’ve got you covered!

Joe Witten, UP Conductor, at work Union Station’s archive has a lot of obscure stuff because that’s what museums and […]

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