Museums

Frank Francis is one of the most under-appreciated builders of Ogden I can think of, a situation I hope to rectify in my work here at Union Station. For starters, he was the founder, in 1904, of the Ogden morning “Examiner,” which is the reason there’s a hyphen in the name of Ogden’s present newspaper. […]

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  Kerry Klarr is doing what we generally don’t appreciate at a museum–taking a grinder to one of our exhibits — but in this case we are really grateful. It’s for a good cause and will ultimately be for the best. Klarr, a member of the Railway Historical Society of America’s Salt Lake City chapter, […]

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So there were Dr. Trentelman and I, having lunch at Ellis Island, the place where millions of immigrants entered the United States to be probed, tested, examined and, at some point in time, fed, before entering the United States. And it is safe to assume that those immigrants, like I, looked up from lunch and […]

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The Standard-Examiner received a letter to the editor the other day about the French Gratitude Car in Union Station’s collection. The letter is on their web site and will likely run in the paper any day now. Here’s a link: http://www.standard.net/Letters/2015/06/08/Veteran-used-a-40-8-boxcar-in-WW-II.html Union Station’s Gratitude Car has an interesting history. As you can read in the […]

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Dear Union Station Supporters, WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP! Although the historic Union Station building and the museum collections are owned by Ogden City, we are not a line item in the City’s budget. Last year we received one-time support in the amount of $80,000 for operational expenses. This year we are asking for $50,000 […]

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Some days you dig and dig and dig and never know what you found, if anything. The purported grave of Alexander the Great is one such experience. (click). Then there’s the opposite: You walk into the office and there’s a treasure, just sitting there. In this case, it was a miniature version of a steamer trunk, […]

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Throwback Thursday on Facebook is a time of old pictures, mostly, so here’s one from Ogden’s Union Station going back quite a ways. This one, showing our Grand Lobby, breaks my heart. Would you look at those chandeliers? Gorgeous things. A few of us thought this picture had been photoshopped, but no. This is an […]

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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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  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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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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